Stately Definition

stātlē
statelier, stateliest
adjective
statelier, stateliest
Imposing; dignified; majestic.
Webster's New World
Slow, dignified, and deliberate.
A stately pace.
Webster's New World
adverb
In a stately manner.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Stately

Adjective

Base Form:
stately
Comparative:
statelier
Superlative:
stateliest

Origin of Stately

  • Middle English statly from state state, rank state

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From state +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary

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