of, relating to, or resembling a palace: a palatial home.
befitting or suitable for a palace; stately; magnificent: a palatial tapestry.

Origin of palatial

1745–55; < Latin palāti(um) palace + -al1
Related formspa·la·tial·ly, adverbpa·la·tial·ness, nounun·pa·la·tial, adjective

Synonyms for palatial

Antonyms for palatial

1, 2. humble, simple. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for palatial

Contemporary Examples of palatial

Historical Examples of palatial

  • She gazed at the big, palatial touring car with eyes spellbound.

    Pee-wee Harris

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • The one that now stood there was smaller than his own palatial one, and shabbier.

    The Einstein See-Saw

    Miles John Breuer

  • Alhambra, the palatial fortress of Granada (from al hamra—the red).


    Thomas Roger Smith

  • Call for me at the Palatial at eleven to-morrow, and we'll make a day of it.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • Only you'll have to leave the Palatial to-night, Jimmy—to-night, do you understand?

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

British Dictionary definitions for palatial



of, resembling, or suitable for a palace; sumptuous
Derived Formspalatially, adverbpalatialness, noun
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Word Origin and History for palatial

1754, from French palatial "magnificent," from Latin palatium (see palace). Related: Palatially.

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