kingly

[king-lee]
adjective, kinglier, kingliest.
1.
stately or splendid, as resembling, suggesting, or befitting a king; regal: He strode into the room with a kingly air.
2.
pertaining or proper to a king: kingly power.
3.
having the rank of king.
4.
consisting of kings or others of royal rank: kingly personages.
adverb
5.
in the manner of a king; regally.

Origin:
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.
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kingly (ˈkɪŋlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  appropriate to a king; majestic
2.  royal
 
adv
3.  poetic, archaic or in a manner appropriate to a king
 
'kingliness
 
n

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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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