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1. stately

adjective. ['ˈsteɪtli'] impressive in appearance.

Synonyms

  • baronial
  • imposing
  • noble

Antonyms

  • ignoble
  • dishonorable
  • female aristocrat
  • Lady

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • state (English)
  • status (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Stately

  • sedately
  • ornately
  • innately
  • greatly
  • lately
  • gately
  • gateley

Example sentences of the word stately


1. Adverb
The tree is also prized as a landscape plant for its tall and stately form.

2. Adjective
Its exterior is classic black and white, with a stately drawing of a rooster as the centerpiece.

Quotes containing the word stately


1. In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure-dome decree:Where Alph, the sacred river, ranThrough caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Complete Poems

2. When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?
- Luci Anneu Sèneca

2. stately

adjective. ['ˈsteɪtli'] refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court.

Synonyms

  • formal
  • dignified

Antonyms

  • unmoving
  • ineffective
  • lowborn

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • state (English)
  • status (Latin)

3. stately

adjective. ['ˈsteɪtli'] of size and dignity suggestive of a statue.

Synonyms

  • statuesque

Antonyms

  • noblewoman
  • reactive

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • state (English)
  • status (Latin)
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