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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These palatial complexes often combine ostentation, minimal contact with local communities and abundant opportunities for overindulgence. New York Times, "Crisis Hits Dominican Republic Over Deaths of U.S. Tourists," 23 June 2019 Two painters suffered significant burn injuries and a more than 10,000 square foot mansion home in The Woodlands was destroyed Thursday night after a fire tore through the palatial French-style home in The Village of Cochran’s Crossing. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Cause of massive mansion fire in The Woodlands still unknown," 14 June 2019 And now there’s another reason to travel to Lyon: a palatial historic landmark has been transformed into a new hospitality hub. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Food Lovers Should Visit Lyon This Fall," 11 June 2019 Despite the property's illustrious past—it was built in 1864 as a summer house for a member of the royal court—Beauchemin and De Laat have transformed the palatial space into a cozy and congenial abode. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "Going Dutch," 15 May 2012 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,, "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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of palatial

: very large and impressive : like a palace

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