majestic

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adjective ma·jes·tic \mə-ˈjes-tik\

Definition of majestic

  1. :  having or exhibiting majesty :  stately majestic mountains

majestically

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Examples of majestic in a sentence

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

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

1606

First Known Use of majestic

1606

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.

MAJESTIC Defined for English Language Learners

majestic

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adjective ma·jes·tic \mə-ˈjes-tik\

Definition of majestic for English Language Learners

  • : large and impressively beautiful


MAJESTIC Defined for Kids

majestic

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adjective ma·jes·tic \mə-ˈje-stik\

Definition of majestic for Students

  1. :  very impressive and beautiful or dignified majestic mountains

majestically

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