adjective, state·li·er, state·li·est.
Origin of stately
Examples from the Web for stateliness
The grass is lush and green, and the park is framed by the stateliness of Park Lane.
What stateliness of form, what elegance, what richness of decoration, and what imposing grandeur are here united!Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
They were valued for their stateliness and colour, far more than for their beef.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development|Francis Galton
The stateliness of the youth struck me: he held himself like an emperor.Brittany|Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
The girl who moved about the rooms harmonized with her surroundings; her voice was low and clear, she had a touch of stateliness.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
Withal, it has something of the grandeur and stateliness of the old Spanish muse.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
British Dictionary definitions for stateliness
adjective -lier or -liest
Word Origin and History for stateliness
"noble, splendid," late 14c., from state (n.1) in a sense of "costly and imposing display" (such as benefits a person of rank and wealth), early 14c.; a sense also preserved in the phrase to lie in state "to be ceremoniously exposed to view before interment" (1705). Hence also stateroom.