adjective, statelier, stateliest.
majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.: a stately home.
in a stately manner.

1350–1400; Middle English statly. See state, -ly

stateliness, noun Unabridged
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stately (ˈsteɪtlɪ)
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  characterized by a graceful, dignified, and imposing appearance or manner
2.  in a stately manner

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Word Origin & History

"noble, splendid," late 14c., from state (n.1) in a sense of "costly and imposing display" (such as benefits a person of rank and wealth), early 14c.; a sense also preserved in the phrase to lie in state "to be ceremoniously exposed to view before interment" (1705). Hence
also stateroom (1703), reserved for ceremonial occasions; earlier (1650s) it meant "a captain's cabin."
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Example sentences
It is simple yet stately, elegant yet informal, a private home and a working office.
The building's stately two-story lobby is distinguished by its complementing marble finishes and impressive rotunda.
Traffic is moving along at the stately pace of a third of a mile a day.
Stately old mansions and sleek new condominiums skirt the palm-lined boulevards
  of this fashionable beach city.
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