majestic

adjective
ma·​jes·​tic | \ mə-ˈjes-tik How to pronounce majestic (audio) \

Definition of majestic

: having or exhibiting majesty : stately majestic mountains

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Other Words from majestic

majestically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce majestically (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

Examples of majestic in a Sentence

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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The majestic and intelligent creatures have been used for logging, in ceremonial celebrations, as royal status symbols, and as vehicles of war. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Is It Ever Okay to Ride Elephants While on Vacation? It’s Complicated...," 18 Oct. 2018 Skip out on the Serengeti Plains and instead explore the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, home to endangered black rhinos and dozens of other species of majestic African animals. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Why an Around-the-World Private Jet Trip is the Only Way to Fly," 17 Aug. 2018 Foster took care to preserve a majestic 80-year-old, 65-foot-tall banyan tree outside the museum. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Palm Beach's Norton Museum of Art Gets a Major New Expansion From Foster + Partners," 5 Feb. 2019 One Sutton Place, a majestic Georgian townhome overlooking the East River, was designed in 1920 by Mott Schmidt for Anne Vanderbilt. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "The 1920s New York Mansion of the Vanderbilts Is for Sale," 2 Feb. 2019 Snowcapped green mountains, black sand beaches, and steaming volcanoes make up the scenery, along with strikingly diverse wildlife, from sea lions to brown bears to majestic Steller’s sea eagles. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Stride brings one of his Harris hawks to the Craig's Way Trail located right beside the domes, and allows guests to interact with the majestic bird. Tiffany Thornton, USA TODAY, "Geodesic domes bring nature’s beauty indoors," 21 June 2018 Ivy cloaks some buildings completely but on many Houtouwan houses, beautiful roof tiles still gleam and broken verandas offer majestic views of the stormy sea. Washington Post, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 7 June 2018 Ivy cloaks some buildings completely but on many Houtouwan houses, beautiful roof tiles still gleam and broken verandas offer majestic views of the stormy sea. Fox News, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of majestic

1606, in the meaning defined above

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majestic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of majestic

: large and impressively beautiful

majestic

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

Kids Definition of majestic

: very impressive and beautiful or dignified majestic mountains

Other Words from majestic

majestically \ -​sti-​kə-​lē \ adverb

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