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[muh-jes-tik] /məˈdʒɛs tɪk/
characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand:
the majestic Alps.
Also, majestical.
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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  • The organ thunders out and floods through the building majestically.
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  • It's not silly as much as it's majestically wrongheaded.
  • Bald eagles may put in an appearance at any time as they soar majestically overhead.
  • Indoor dining under majestically arched wooden beams or patio dining on our beautiful waterfall patio.
  • It glided majestically with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings.
  • His design lifted the bridge majestically to a great artery, reaching between two evergreen-clad shores.
  • Here, a craggy landform rises majestically from a serene body of water.
British Dictionary definitions for majestically


having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
Derived Forms
majestically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for majestically



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

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