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Definition of majestic

: having or exhibiting majesty : stately majestic mountains

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majestically \ mə-​ˈje-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce majestic (audio) \ adverb

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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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a majestic pillar of society who continues to entertain in grand style a majestic Egyptian pyramid that has enthralled travelers for aeons
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First Known Use of majestic

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of majestic was in 1606

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“Majestic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of majestic

: large and impressively beautiful


ma·​jes·​tic | \ mə-ˈje-stik How to pronounce majestic (audio) \

Kids Definition of majestic

: very impressive and beautiful or dignified majestic mountains

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majestically \ -​sti-​kə-​lē \ adverb

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