The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or showing lofty dignity or nobility; stately. See Synonyms at grand.

Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having qualities of splendor or royalty.

the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, stateliness, or imposing grandeur; lofty; noble; grand.

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Possessing majesty; having dignity of nature or appearance; of stately character; august.
  • Characteristic of or manifesting majesty; lofty; grand; sublime: as, a majestic mien.
  • Synonyms Majestic, August, Stately; magnificent, imperial, regal, royal, noble. Stately is generally applied to the merely external, and sometimes to the wholly artificial: as, a stately etiquette. The majestic and august are natnral, majestic applying to the appearance, august to the character, while stately often applies to motion: as, a stately walk. August, as applied to persons, implies respect combined with awe on the part of the beholder: as, George Washington is the most august personage in American history. See grand.

WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters
  • adj. having or displaying great dignity or nobility
  • adj. belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

Word Usage

" Yet the more profound loss for integrative medicine is Berwick's promotion of what he called the "majestic thing" known as Obamacare. "


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