[ 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.

Origin of princely

First recorded in 1490–1500; prince + -ly

Related forms

prince·li·ness, nounpseu·do·prince·ly, adverbun·prince·ly, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for princely


/ (ˈprɪnslɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

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


in a princely manner

Derived Forms

princeliness, noun
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