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august

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of august

  1. 1 having or showing a formal and serious or reserved manner <unsurprisingly, the head of the bank is an august white-haired gentleman> Synonyms dignified, distingué, distinguished, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, statelyRelated Words decorous, proper, seemly; grave, grim, po-faced [British], sober, somber (or sombre); aristocratic, elegant, elevated, handsome, lordly, magisterial, majestic, nobleNear Antonyms coarse, crass, crude, improper, indecent, uncouth, unseemly, vulgarAntonyms flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, silly, undignified

  2. 2 large and impressive in size, grandeur, extent, or conception <an august golden anniversary celebration for the company> Synonyms grand, baronial, epic, gallant, glorious, grandiose, heroic (also heroical), Homeric, imperial, imposing, magnific, magnificent, majestic, massive, monumental, noble, proud, regal, royal, splendid, statelyRelated Words colossal, monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, tremendous; kingly, lordly, princely, queenly; awesome, awful, cosmic (also cosmical), sublime, wondrous; formidable, impressive, prepossessing, redoubtable; apocalyptic (also apocalyptical), inflated, operatic, overblown, pompous; marvelous (or marvellous), superb, terrific, wonderful; extravagant, lavish, luxurious, opulent, palatial, palatine, sumptuous; gorgeous, resplendent, splendiferous; extraordinary, killer, remarkable, sensational, striking; celestial, divine, heavenlyNear Antonyms lowly, modest, unprepossessing; average, common, mediocre, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, second-rate; abject, mean, meretricious, shabby, sordid; insignificant, measly, paltry, petty, puny, trifling, trivialAntonyms humble, unheroic, unimposing, unimpressive





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