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adj. state·li·er, state·li·est
1. Impressive and dignified, as in size or appearance; majestic: stately mansions. See Synonyms at grand.
2. Dignified and slow; measured: a stately procession; a dirge in a stately tempo.

[Middle English statly, from state, state, rank; see state.]

state′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stateliness - an elaborate manner of doing something; "she served coffee with great stateliness"
formalness, formality - a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies; "the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention"
2.stateliness - impressiveness in scale or proportionstateliness - impressiveness in scale or proportion
impressiveness, magnificence, grandness, richness - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
جَلال، مَهابَه، بَهاء


[ˈsteɪtlɪnɪs] Nmajestad f, majestuosidad f


n (of person, bearing)Würde f; (of pace, walk)Gemessenheit f; (of palace)Pracht f


[ˈsteɪtlɪnɪs] nmaestosità


(steit) noun
1. the condition in which a thing or person is. the bad state of the roads; The room was in an untidy state; He inquired about her state of health; What a state you're in!; He was not in a fit state to take the class.
2. a country considered as a political community, or, as in the United States, one division of a federation. The Prime Minister visits the Queen once a week to discuss affairs of state; The care of the sick and elderly is considered partly the responsibility of the state; (also adjective) The railways are under state control; state-controlled / owned industries.
3. ceremonial dignity and splendour. The Queen, wearing her robes of state, drove in a horse-drawn coach to Westminster; (also adjective) state occasions/banquets.
ˈstately adjective
noble, dignified and impressive in appearance or manner. She is tall and stately; a stately house.
ˈstateliness noun
ˈstatesman (ˈsteits-) noun
a person who plays an important part in the government of a state.
ˈstatesmanlike (ˈsteits-) adjective
showing the qualities of a good statesman.
ˈstatesmanship (ˈsteits-) noun
skill in directing the affairs of a state.
get into a state
to become very upset or anxious.
lie in state
(of a corpse) to be laid in a place of honour for the public to see, before burial.
References in classic literature ?
Let me be a lady a moment longer," replied Hepzibah, with a manner of antique stateliness to which a melancholy smile lent a kind of grace.
She passed on with her aged stateliness, but often turning back her head and smiling at him, like one willing to recognise a secret intimacy of connexion.
A more reassuring introduction for a new governess could scarcely be conceived; there was no grandeur to overwhelm, no stateliness to embarrass; and then, as I entered, the old lady got up and promptly and kindly came forward to meet me.
The ghost of beauty, the ghost of stateliness, the ghost of elegance, the ghost of pride, the ghost of frivolity, the ghost of wit, the ghost of youth, the ghost of age, all waiting their dismissal from the desolate shore, all turning on him eyes that were changed by the death they had died in coming there.
She knew I did; for the stateliness of her manner already abated towards me, except when she spoke in praise of him, and then her air was always lofty.
Good-bye, my son," she answered with a bow of strained stateliness.
They placed him in the midst of them, and with much pomp and stateliness they conducted him into another room, where there was a sumptuous table laid with but four covers.
She had heard nothing of Lady Catherine that spoke her awful from any extraordinary talents or miraculous virtue, and the mere stateliness of money or rank she thought she could witness without trepidation.
He went hastily down, and was followed by a dignified person, dressed in a purple velvet suit with very rich embroidery; his demeanor would have possessed much stateliness, only that a grievous fit of the gout compelled him to hobble from stair to stair, with contortions of face and body.
But the sublimity and stateliness, the grand expression of a divine sympathy, that illuminated the mountain visage and etherealized its ponderous granite substance into spirit, might here be sought in vain.
Europa all the while looked down upon her brothers, nodding and laughing, but yet with a sort of stateliness in her rosy little face.
It might be palace without, but it was wigwam within; so that, between the stateliness of his mansion and the squalidness of his furniture, the gallant White Plume presented some such whimsical incongruity as we see in the gala equipments of an Indian chief on a treaty-making embassy at Washington, who has been generously decked out in cocked hat and military coat, in contrast to his breech-clout and leathern legging; being grand officer at top, and ragged Indian at bottom.