Stately


Stately
Stately State"ly, a. [Compar. {Statelier} (st[=a]t"l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Stateliest}.] Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, stately manners; a stately gait. ``The stately homes of England!'' --Mrs. Hemans. ``Filled with stately temples.'' --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

Here is a silly stately style indeed! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Lofty; dignified; majestic; grand; august; magnificent. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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