palatial

[puh-ley-shuhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a palace: a palatial home.
2.
befitting or suitable for a palace; stately; magnificent: a palatial tapestry.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin palāti(um) palace + -al1

palatially, adverb
palatialness, noun
unpalatial, adjective


1, 2. noble, regal, imposing, grand.


1, 2. humble, simple.
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palatial (pəˈleɪʃəl)
 
adj
of, resembling, or suitable for a palace; sumptuous
 
pa'latially
 
adv
 
pa'latialness
 
n

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palatial
1754, from Fr. palatial "magnificent," from L. palatium (see palace)
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Example sentences
The grand foyer is in a palatial style of a kind: five or six palaces seem to
  have been crammed into one.
But you should see the palatial coaches' and athletic spaces.
Vistas of the lake reveal a serene scene surrounded by palatial villas,
  tree-clad mountains, and quaint villages.
Many of the palatial new homes built in the valley in the past two decades are
  high up in grizzly country.
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