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majestic

[muh-jes-tik] /məˈdʒɛs tɪk/
adjective
1.
characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand:
the majestic Alps.
Also, majestical.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; majest(y) + -ic
Related forms
majestically, adverb
unmajestic, adjective
unmajestically, adverb
Can be confused
magisterial, magistrate, majestic.
Synonyms
august, splendid, magnificent, regal, royal, kingly, imperial, noble.
Antonyms
base, mean.
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British Dictionary definitions for majestic

majestic

/məˈdʒɛstɪk/
adjective
1.
having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
Derived Forms
majestically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for majestic
adj.

c.1600, from majesty + -ic. Related: Majestical (1570s); majestically.

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