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mag·is·te·ri·al

magisterial

 
pronunciation:
mae jih sti ri l
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the nature of an intellectual master or authority such as a professor or scholar.
She has written a magisterial treatment of modern philosophy.
similar words:
authoritative, commanding, masterful, masterly
definition 2: arrogantly dominating.
He delivers his opinions with a magisterial air that everyone resents.
synonyms:
imperious, overbearing
similar words:
authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, domineering, lordly
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derivation: magisterially (adv.)