majestic

Majestic things display great dignity, befit a great ruler, or are simply far superior to everyday stuff. Compared with a peasant's hut, for instance, a king's palace is quite majestic.

The adjective majestic has origins in the Latin word majestatem, meaning "greatness, dignity, honor, or excellence." It's often used to describe things connected with kings and queens (whom, you'll remember, we often address as "Your Majesty"). We also like to refer to the great creatures and places of the natural world as majestic: Mt. Fuji in Japan for example, or a bald eagle flying over the Grand Canyon.

Definitions of majestic
1

adj having or displaying great dignity or nobility

majestic cities”
Synonyms:
gallant, lofty, proud
impressive
making a strong or vivid impression

adj majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters

“his majestic presence”
Synonyms:
olympian
superior
of or characteristic of high rank or importance

adj belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

Synonyms:
imperial, purple, regal, royal
noble
of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

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