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state·ly

 (stāt′lē)
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.
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stately

(ˈsteɪtlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
characterized by a graceful, dignified, and imposing appearance or manner
adv
in a stately manner
ˈstatelily adv
ˈstateliness n
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state•ly

(ˈsteɪt li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.
2. dignified.
[1350–1400]
state′li•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stately - impressive in appearancestately - impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.stately - of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
3.stately - refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"
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stately

adjective grand, majestic, dignified, royal, august, imposing, impressive, elegant, imperial, noble, regal, solemn, lofty, pompous, ceremonious Instead of moving at his usual stately pace, he was almost running.
common, humble, lowly, simple, modest, undistinguished, undignified, unimpressive
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stately

adjective
1. Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
2. Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy:
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Translations
جَليل، مَهيب، نَبيل
majestátní
imponerendestatelig
tígulegur
gösterişliheybetli

stately

[ˈsteɪtlɪ]
A. ADJ (statelier (compar) (stateliest (superl))) [person, manner] → imponente; [pace, music] → majestuoso
B. CPD stately home Ncasa f solariega
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stately

[ˈsteɪtli] adj [manner, person, building] → majestueux/euse, imposant(e)
a stately pace → un train de sénateur
at a stately pace → à un train de sénateurstately home n (British)demeure f d'époque (ouverte au public)state-maintained [ˌsteɪtˈmnˈteɪn] adj (British) [school] → public/ique
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stately

adj (+er) person, bearingwürdevoll; progressgemessen; palace, treeprächtig; stately homeherrschaftliches Anwesen, Schloss nt
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stately

[ˈsteɪtlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → maestoso/a
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state1

(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.
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References in classic literature ?
For of all measures the heroic is the stateliest and the most massive; and hence it most readily admits rare words and metaphors, which is another point in which the narrative form of imitation stands alone.
Casaubon," said Lady Chettam, in her stateliest way, "you do not, I hope, think there was any allusion to you in my mentioning Mrs.
And plainly, too, they were a childlike and innocent lot; telling lies of the stateliest pattern with a most gentle and winning naivety, and ready and willing to listen to anybody else's lie, and believe it, too.
'And now, at last,' cried Dolly, trembling with the fervour of her speech, 'if you were sick, and shattered in your every limb; if you were ailing, weak, and sorrowful; if, instead of being what you are, you were in everybody's eyes but mine the wreck and ruin of a man; I would be your wife, dear love, with greater pride and joy, than if you were the stateliest lord in England!'
The best work and the worst, the plainest and the richest, the stateliest and the least imposing--both of Heaven's work and Man's--all found one common level here, and told one common tale.
The red-room was a square chamber, very seldom slept in, I might say never, indeed, unless when a chance influx of visitors at Gateshead Hall rendered it necessary to turn to account all the accommodation it contained: yet it was one of the largest and stateliest chambers in the mansion.
The brave old plant in its lonely days, Shall fatten upon the past; For the stateliest building man can raise, Is the Ivy's food at last.
She had judged it proper to the occasion to appear in her stateliest apparel.
Two hours later we reached the foot of a tall isolated mountain, which is crowned by the crumbling castle of Banias, the stateliest ruin of that kind on earth, no doubt.
Familiar as it stands in the writer's recollection,--for it has been an object of curiosity with him from boyhood, both as a specimen of the best and stateliest architecture of a longpast epoch, and as the scene of events more full of human interest, perhaps, than those of a gray feudal castle,--familiar as it stands, in its rusty old age, it is therefore only the more difficult to imagine the bright novelty with which it first caught the sunshine.
So on he fares, and to the border comes Of EDEN, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, Crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound the champain head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairie sides With thicket overgrown, grottesque and wilde, Access deni'd; and over head up grew Insuperable highth of loftiest shade, Cedar, and Pine, and Firr, and branching Palm, A Silvan Scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woodie Theatre Of stateliest view.
Universal history, the poets, the romancers, do not in their stateliest pictures, --in the sacerdotal, the imperial palaces, in the triumphs of will or of genius,--anywhere lose our ear, anywhere make us feel that we intrude, that this is for better men; but rather is it true that in their grandest strokes we feel most at home.