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stately

[ steyt-lee ]
/ ˈsteɪt li /
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adjective, state·li·er, state·li·est.
majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.: a stately home.
adverb
in a stately manner.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for stately

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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