pa·​la·​tial | \ pə-ˈlā-shəl How to pronounce palatial (audio) \

Definition of palatial

1 : of, relating to, or being a palace a palatial home
2 : suitable to a palace : magnificent palatial furnishings

Other Words from palatial

palatially \ pə-​ˈlā-​shə-​lē How to pronounce palatial (audio) \ adverb
palatialness noun

Examples of palatial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, the Centre for Effective Altruism bought Wytham Abbey, a palatial estate near Oxford, built in 1480. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 Shore Acres stands on ground that was once home to the most-luxurious home in Oregon, a palatial estate built in 1905 by local shipbuilder and lumberman Louis J. Simpson. oregonlive, 27 July 2022 The next year, Wiley founded Black Rock Senegal, set in a palatial oceanfront venue in Dakar that includes living and working space for himself plus apartments and studios for three residents, who come for one to three months at a time. New York Times, 6 July 2022 On at least two occasions, in 2003 and 2008, Russian President Vladimir Putin stayed as a guest at the palatial compound of then-Italian president Silvio Berlusconi. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 The end-users of opiates and heroin are as disposable as a needle to the Byrdes, the Navarros and their henchmen, the pharma executives in their palatial skyscrapers, and probably even to most of Ozark's viewers. David Faris, The Week, 29 Apr. 2022 Two days after his arrest, his organization released an extensive video report on a palatial seaside compound allegedly built for Putin. Fox News, 26 Jan. 2022 Hubler mansion on the market for $2.95 million: The palatial Hubler House, owned by Howard F. Hubler of the Hubler Automotive Group fame, is on sale. Ko Lyn Cheang, The Indianapolis Star, 24 May 2022 Personal sanctions have hit the pocketbooks and portfolios of many Russian oligarchs, as the U.S., the EU and the U.K. go after their palatial homes, private jets and audacious yachts. John Hyatt, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of palatial

circa 1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for palatial

Latin palatium palace

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“Palatial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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