princely

[ prins-lee ]
/ ˈprɪns li /

adjective, prince·li·er, prince·li·est.

greatly liberal; lavish; magnificent: a princely entertainment.
like or befitting a prince; magnificent: princely manners.
of or relating to a prince; royal; noble: princely blood.
that is a prince: his princely self.

Nearby words

  1. prince, the,
  2. princedom,
  3. princedoms,
  4. princekin,
  5. princeling,
  6. princeps,
  7. princes islands,
  8. princess,
  9. princess flower,
  10. princess post

Origin of princely

First recorded in 1490–1500; prince + -ly

Related formsprince·li·ness, nounpseu·do·prince·ly, adverbun·prince·ly, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for princely

princely

/ (ˈprɪnslɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

generous or lavish
of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prince

adverb

in a princely manner
Derived Formsprinceliness, noun

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Word Origin and History for princely

princely

adj.

c.1500, "of a prince," from prince + -ly (2). Meaning "sumptuous, magnificent" is from 1530s.

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