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stately

adjective state·ly \-lē\

: very impressive in appearance, manner, or size

state·li·erstate·li·est

Full Definition of STATELY

1
a :  marked by lofty or imposing dignity
b :  haughty, unapproachable
2
:  impressive in size or proportions
state·li·ness noun
stately adverb

Examples of STATELY

  1. <the governor watched with stately aloofness as his wife charmed the party guests>
  2. <a stately dowager in an evening gown>

First Known Use of STATELY

15th century

Rhymes with STATELY

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