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prince·ly

 (prĭns′lē)
adj. prince·li·er, prince·li·est
1. Of or relating to a prince; royal.
2. Befitting a prince, as:
a. Noble: a princely bearing.
b. Munificent; lavish: inherited a princely sum.

prince′li·ness n.
prince′ly adv.
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princely

(ˈprɪnslɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. generous or lavish
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prince
adv
in a princely manner
ˈprinceliness n
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prince•ly

(ˈprɪns li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. liberal; lavish; magnificent: a princely sum.
2. like or befitting a prince; elegantly refined.
3. of or pertaining to a prince; royal; noble.
[1490–1500]
prince′li•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.princely - rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"
rich - suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display"
2.princely - having the rank of or befitting a prince; "a princely bearing"; "princely manner"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
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princely

adjective
1. substantial, considerable, goodly, large, huge, massive, enormous, tidy (informal), whopping (great) (informal), sizable or sizeable It cost them the princely sum of seventy-five pounds.
2. regal, royal, imposing, magnificent, august, grand, imperial, noble, sovereign, majestic, dignified, stately, lofty, high-born the embodiment of princely magnificence
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princely

adjective
Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
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Translations
أميريرائِع
knížecínádhernýskvělý
fyrstelig
fejedelmi
höfîinglegurprins-
kniežací
prensle ilgilişahane

princely

[ˈprɪnslɪ] ADJ (lit) → principesco (fig) → magnífico, espléndido
a princely gestureun gesto magnífico, un gesto digno de un príncipe
the princely sum of five dollars (iro) → la bonita suma de cinco dólares
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princely

[ˈprɪnsli] adj
(= large) [sum] → princier/ière
[status, title] → princier/ière
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princely

adj (lit, fig)fürstlich
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princely

[ˈprɪnslɪ] adj (also) (fig) → principesco/a
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prince

(prins) noun
1. a male member of a royal family, especially the son of a king or queen. Prince Charles.
2. the ruler of some states or countries. Prince Rainier of Monaco.
ˈprincely adjective
1. of a prince. princely duties.
2. magnificent; splendid. a princely gift.
princess (prinˈses) , ((American) ˈprinsəs) noun
1. the wife or widow of a prince.
2. a woman of the same rank as a prince in her own right. Princess Anne.
princiˈpality (-ˈpӕ-) plural ˌprinciˈpalities noun
a state or country ruled by a prince.
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References in classic literature ?
He had inhabited the same house ever since his childhood, for it was the house in which his father and grandfather, old established princely merchants of the princely city of Dort, were born.
That worthy sachem landed in princely state, arrayed in a bright blue blanket and red breech clout, with an extra quantity of paint and feathers, attended by a train of half-naked warriors and nobles.
Nevertheless, it was with a heavy heart that I bade adieu to poor Lady Ashby, and left her in her princely home.
But here, whilst my gratitude for the princely benefactions of the Duke of Bedford bursts from my heart, you must forgive my reminding you that it was you who first recommended me to the notice of my benefactor.
BATH: 4.45 Cotton Club, 5.20 Airbrush, 5.50 Conspiritor, 6.20 Lady Dauphin, 6.50 Sussex Girl, 7.20 Whisper Aloud, 7.50 Princely.
To understand why the Indian government at the time of Partition lured some princely states, which did not want to join India, to review their decisions and annexed the others through force which wanted to join Pakistan, and why the Modi government has ended special status of Kashmir, one has to seek guidance from history.
Indian claim that princely ruler of Kashmir had acceded his state to India had earlier been rejected by the Un Security Council.
WHILST I would agree with Sian Ifans that the full story of the fate of Welsh princely houses should be told, it should also be remembered that medieval princes, whether Welsh, Norman or English, were feudal lords holding their subject peoples in bondage.
The members of the Senate, National Assembly as well as Punjab Assembly who got elected from the former princely state of Bahawalpur must work for winning the status of a province for the three districts that constituted the defunct state, Tehreek-i-Istiqlal President Rehmat Khan Wardag demanded here on Sunday.
New Delhi: The world's first postage stamp, the British 'Penny Black' of 1840, and a collection of more than 150 rare postal stamps from Hyderabad of the Nizams -- -- offering an insight into the postal system of the erstwhile princely state -- are currently on view here for the first time.
Mr Martin Kobler expressed interest in architecture of palaces and other buildings constructed in former Princely Bahawalpur State.
However, an important clause of the Independence Act stated that the "princely states" had the choice of becoming a part of India, Pakistan, or continuing as an independent state.