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or majestical

[muh-jes-tik] /məˈdʒɛs tɪk/
characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand:
the majestic Alps.
Origin of majestic
1595-1605; majest(y) + -ic
Related forms
majestically, adverb
unmajestic, adjective
unmajestically, adverb
Can be confused
magisterial, magistrate, majestic.
august, splendid, magnificent, regal, royal, kingly, imperial, noble.
base, mean. Unabridged
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  • In the distance he could see the mountains with their lofty peaks looming up in majestic splendor.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • Beside which, the caravan was moving at the majestic rate of about five miles a day.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • I had heard the click of the garden gate, and now the majestic figure of the great African explorer appeared upon the path.

  • This time the majestic was taken as the target for a torpedo and she went down.

  • Stripped of its filmy housings, naked, muscular and comely, the majestic Cardiff Giant loomed above me!

    Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for majestic


having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
Derived Forms
majestically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for majestic

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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