Definition of palatial in English:


Line breaks: pa¦la|tial
Pronunciation: /pəˈleɪʃ(ə)l


  • Resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid: her palatial apartment in Mayfair
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    • He didn't foresee the palatial palaces of today where the punter can see live racing.
    • The tin shacks of the township are within a few hundred metres of palatial houses - rich and poor have become unwilling neighbours.
    • But this fine basin has not been bought for one of the region's stately homes or the palatial residence of a multi-millionaire.



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  • The hotel offers 75 palatially proportioned guest rooms set in the tranquility of a secluded, lush, tropical garden.
  • The main-level master suite is complete with its own fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and a palatially scaled marble-finished bathroom.


mid 18th century: from Latin palatium 'palace' (see palace) + -al.

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