princeliness

noun
prince·​li·​ness | \ ˈprin(t)s-lē-nəs How to pronounce princeliness (audio) \

Definition of princeliness

1 : princely conduct or character

Examples of princeliness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whole place had been assembled decades earlier with an eye toward princeliness, and now had a shabby, endearing grandeur. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "The Profane Originality of Robert Evans, Hollywood's Most Unapologetic Gatsby," 2 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'princeliness.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of princeliness

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about princeliness

Time Traveler for princeliness

Time Traveler

The first known use of princeliness was in 1545

See more words from the same year

Statistics for princeliness

Last Updated

20 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Princeliness.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/princeliness. Accessed 14 December 2019.

Comments on princeliness

What made you want to look up princeliness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assail by words or arguments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!