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

Definition of princeliness

1 : princely conduct or character

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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

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First Known Use of princeliness

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Princeliness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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