stately
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsteɪtli/
Adjective

stately (comparative statelier, superlative stateliest)

  1. Of people: worthy of respect#Noun|respect; dignified#Adjective|dignified, regal.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Warwick's first glance had revealed the fact that the young woman was strikingly handsome, with a stately beauty seldom encountered.
  2. Of movement: deliberate#Adjective|deliberate, unhurried; dignified.
  3. grand#Adjective|Grand, impressive, imposing#Adjective|imposing.
    • 1
      , S[amuel] T[aylor] Coleridge, “
”, in Christabel: Kubla Khan, a Vision: The Pains of Sleep, London: Printed for John Murray, […], by William Bulmer and Co. […], published
, OCLC 1380031 ↗, , page 55 ↗:
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Translations Adverb

stately

  1. In a stately manner.



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