palatial

adjective
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

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Other Words from palatial

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

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Alison ran around her palatial six-bedroom house in Georgia on a crisp January night in 2016, preparing to depart the next day for a family ski trip in Colorado. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "I Was One Of The Top Doctors In My Field. I Was Also An Opioid Addict.," 25 Feb. 2019 Cardinal O’Malley moved into a small rectory, eschewing and later selling the palatial official residence. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "‘It Will Cause a Scandal.’ The Pope and a Trusted U.S. Cardinal Clash Over Sex-Abuse Crisis," 14 Feb. 2019 Things quickly modernize inside, where a palatial 20,000-square-foot entertainment area flaunts a luxurious lineup of amenities. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Home of the Week: Bel-Air mansion bathes its amenities in opulence," 23 June 2018 Photo: Christopher Pike for The Wall Street Journal Qasr Al Sarab This palatial resort in the Rub’ al-Khali desert offers up-close-and-personal visits with falcons, spa and hammam treatments and a standout breakfast spread. Charu Suri, WSJ, "An Insider’s Guide to Abu Dhabi—High and Low," 13 Dec. 2018 At one point, a palatial home is likened to a cross between Versailles and a Donald Trump bathroom. Shan Li, WSJ, "China Isn’t Crazy At All About ‘Crazy Rich Asians’," 5 Dec. 2018 Like most beach properties, the price tag is steep, at roughly $1,963,424 for the palatial eight-bedroom, two-bathroom property. Brie Dyas, House Beautiful, "This Dutch Beach House Has an Unexpected Look," 24 July 2015 Beneath the fort lie the remains of the palatial home of one of Rome’s elite families. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Archaeologists map centuries of history beneath world’s oldest cathedral," 30 Nov. 2018 The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. Richard Lardner, The Seattle Times, "Fact check: Trump, Putin and their Hall of Mirrors," 17 July 2018

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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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palateless

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palatial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of palatial

: very large and impressive : like a palace

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