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kingly Line breaks: king¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪŋli/

Definition of kingly in English:

adjective (kinglier, kingliest)

Associated with or typical of a king; regal: his kingly duties
More example sentences
  • The kingly or lordly attitude is one way: I make these wonderful objects and don't you come and mess about with them or misunderstand them.
  • The king looked at her in a very kingly and grand fashion.
  • What kingly magnificence could mean is brought to life by the great barrow-burial at Sutton Hoo on the East Anglian coast.
royal, regal, of a king, monarchical, sovereign, imperial, princely, crowned, supreme, absolute
regal, majestic, stately, august, noble, lordly, proud, dignified, distinguished, courtly;
informal splendiferous, posh


Example sentences
  • The sheer authority in his voice revealed his kingliness, and for a moment I understood Roahin's fear, if not his betrayal.
  • His Lear simultaneously displays kingliness and frailty: he hands out directives, but fumbles.
  • In some ways, perhaps, it was easier to kill the king than it was to kill the notion of kingliness.

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