ma·jes·tic | \mə-ˈjes-tik \

Definition of majestic 

: having or exhibiting majesty : stately majestic mountains

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Other Words from majestic

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 very existence of our own Milky Way galaxy is the result of generations of tiny galaxies contributing their stars to create our majestic home. Smithsonian, "Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime," 22 June 2018 A few days after Watkins visited Alberta King with Washington and her girls, Stanley Thompson is standing in his mother and grandmother's once majestic home — intricate woodworking lining each archway. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Home placement program that helps vulnerable Detroiters about to lose its funding," 9 Apr. 2018 Be prepared to be at a loss for words when entering their majestic open-air home featuring a sweeping infinite pool, crystals as large as your limbs, and a breathtaking panoramic view of Nosara. Kara Ladd, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...Nosara, Costa Rica," 3 Apr. 2018 Those recordings are fine and everything, but Swift’s own work is much more majestic and will only grow in stature as the years pass. Randall Roberts,, "Experience the late Richard Swift's pop brilliance in five of his best songs," 3 July 2018 The tribal land outside Grand Canyon National Park is best known for its majestic Havasu Falls that appear like oases in the desert. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Arizona floods force hundreds of tourists to evacuate, reschedule trip to famous tribal land," 14 July 2018 Soccer’s greatest show is a majestic mix of color and humanity and athletic excellence. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Qatar is the World Cup every fan should attend," 13 July 2018 The bird balances skillfully on a delicate branch, its wings splayed out against the backdrop of a dark night’s sky, its majestic power frozen for a moment in time by wildlife photographer Steve Mattheis. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Peep the Stunning Winners of the Audubon Society’s Photo Contest," 6 July 2018 As for how Guido created the majestic flower helmets, the jury is still out (likely picking more flowers for another round of centerpieces). Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Valentino Models Wore Giant Flower Headpieces During Haute Couture Week," 5 July 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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