statuesque

If your favorite teacher is as beautiful and impressive as a statue in a museum, go ahead and describe her as statuesque.

Statuesque means "like a statue," in the sense that someone is dignified, good looking, and maybe a little intimidating. It's an adjective that is almost always used to describe a tall woman, and while it's a compliment, it can sometimes be interpreted as meaning simply "big and tall." The Latin root means "statue," statua, and it in turn comes from stare, "to stand."

Definitions of statuesque
1

adj suggestive of a statue

Synonyms:
Junoesque
shapely
having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape

adj of size and dignity suggestive of a statue

Synonyms:
stately
tall
great in vertical dimension; high in stature

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