adjective, kinglier, kingliest.
stately or splendid, as resembling, suggesting, or befitting a king; regal: He strode into the room with a kingly air.
pertaining or proper to a king: kingly power.
having the rank of king.
consisting of kings or others of royal rank: kingly personages.
in the manner of a king; regally.

1350–1400; Middle English; see king, -ly

kingliness, noun
unkingly, adjective, adverb

1, 2. princely, sovereign, majestic, august, magnificent, exalted, grand. Kingly, regal, royal refer to that which is closely associated with a king, or is suitable for one. What is kingly may either belong to a king, or be befitting, worthy of, or like a king: a kingly presence, appearance, graciousness. Regal is especially applied to the office of kingship or the outward manifestations of grandeur and majesty: regal authority, bearing, splendor, munificence. Royal is applied especially to what pertains to or is associated with the person of a monarch: the royal family, word, robes, salute; a royal residence.

1, 2. lowly. Unabridged
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kingly (ˈkɪŋlɪ)
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  appropriate to a king; majestic
2.  royal
3.  poetic, archaic or in a manner appropriate to a king

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Example sentences
The president lives in a palace, they say, and he should act more kingly.
But there is a natural inclination in mankind to kingly government.
Today's dog of the day honoree is a tiny pup with a kingly manner.
The actor is too relaxed and jocular to convey the kingly pride or the tension and insecurity of being an underworld monarch.
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