ma·​jes·​tic | \mə-ˈjes-tik \

Definition of majestic 

: having or exhibiting majesty : stately majestic mountains

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majestically \-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ 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 friendly debate started in 2014, with raw talent Javier Baez hitting majestic home runs and executing dazzling defensive plays while the decorated and steady Kris Bryant displayed his array of tools that delighted new-age evaluators. Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs' Javier Baez blossoms into a star on Kris Bryant's level," 12 July 2018 Alfonso Cuarón’s love poem to the nanny of his Mexico City childhood is majestic in scale. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "Sublime Domesticity: The Intimate Grandeur That Is ‘Roma’," 21 Nov. 2018 Art history lovers, in particular, will love this majestic mansion: Renaissance paintings inherited by Duke Gabrio Serbelloni, the original owner of the property, line the walls. Alex Schechter, Vogue, "Beyond Airbnb: 9 Luxe Hotels That Cater to House Lovers," 11 Oct. 2018 Or what about Kim taking an evening stroll through affluent southern Seoul, stopping by the soaring Lotte World Tower to soak in the majestic skyline above the broad Han River — not too far from where protesters regularly burn effigies of him? Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge," 20 Sep. 2018 The ReachFew places are as majestic as Montana’s Big Sky country: Think endless meadows, legendary rivers, the howl of coyotes. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 Photo: Susan Moss) Notre-Dame Basilica is majestic by any standards. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "10 reasons why Montreal is your perfect playground," 25 May 2018 And see, as well, the shirtdress in its most majestic wrap incarnation on Beyoncé from Valentino Haute Couture. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of July 23, 2018," 23 July 2018 More often trees can be mighty and majestic — oaks, redwoods, beeches. Mark Feeney,, "Making art of root and branch, trunk and leaf in “Trees II”," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of majestic

1606, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of majestic

: large and impressively beautiful


ma·​jes·​tic | \mə-ˈje-stik \

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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