stately

[ steyt-lee ]
/ ˈsteɪt li /

adjective, state·li·er, state·li·est.

majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.: a stately home.

adverb

in a stately manner.

Origin of stately

First recorded in 1350–1400, stately is from the Middle English word statly. See state, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM stately

state·li·ness, noun
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stately
/ (ˈsteɪtlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

characterized by a graceful, dignified, and imposing appearance or manner

adverb

in a stately manner

Derived forms of stately

stateliness, noun
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