Definition of stately in English:

stately

Line breaks: state¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪtli
 
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adjective (statelier, stateliest)

  • 1Impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner: a stately 19th-century mansion
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    • The Cathedral itself was just as beautiful, in a more grand and stately manner.
    • Before long, Hoffman found himself in the grand lobby of a stately mansion.
    • They are released now by officials anxious to dispel the myth that bishops, some of whom still occupy grand palaces and stately castles, enjoy a life of luxury.
    Synonyms
    dignified, majestic, ceremonious, courtly, imposing, impressive, solemn, awe-inspiring, regal, imperial, elegant, grand, glorious, splendid, magnificent, resplendent, important, august, formal; slow-moving, measured, deliberate
  • 1.1Slow, formal, and dignified: a stately procession
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    • The Lord of the course strut, a slow and stately stride, proclaiming for all to see that the 18th fairway is indeed his sovereign territory.
    • I can now work through Bach's Minuet in G major, BWV 114 without errors, though at a stately, slow pace.
    • In France, the dance became slower and more stately, as did the sarabande on its removal to France from Spain.

Derivatives

stateliness

noun
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  • At a universal level both the Sun and Leo are associated with royalty, majesty, stateliness, dignity, and authority.
  • It is wisdom we need in a leader more than stateliness.
  • The queen has, in a way, always, curiously for the last 50 years, had to share her stateliness with her mother, the queen mother with all her magnetic powers of popular attraction.

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