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majestic

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adjective ma·jes·tic \mə-ˈjes-tik\

Simple Definition of majestic

  • : large and impressively beautiful

Full Definition of majestic

  1. :  having or exhibiting majesty :  stately

ma·jes·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of majestic

  1. <a majestic pillar of society who continues to entertain in grand style>

  2. <a majestic Egyptian pyramid that has enthralled travelers for aeons>



1601

First Known Use of majestic

1601

Synonym Discussion of majestic

grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, grandiose mean large and impressive. grand adds to greatness of size the implications of handsomeness and dignity <a grand staircase>. magnificent implies an impressive largeness proportionate to scale without sacrifice of dignity or good taste <magnificent paintings>. imposing implies great size and dignity but especially stresses impressiveness <an imposing edifice>. stately may suggest poised dignity, erectness of bearing, handsomeness of proportions, ceremonious deliberation of movement <the stately procession>. majestic combines the implications of imposing and stately and usually adds a suggestion of solemn grandeur <a majestic waterfall>. grandiose implies a size or scope exceeding ordinary experience <grandiose hydroelectric projects> but is most commonly applied derogatorily to inflated pretension or absurd exaggeration <grandiose schemes>.

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MAJESTIC Defined for Kids

majestic

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adjective ma·jes·tic \mə-ˈje-stik\

Definition of majestic

  1. :  very impressive and beautiful or dignified <majestic mountains>

ma·jes·ti·cal·ly \-sti-kə-lē\ adverb




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