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stately

state·ly

stately

 
pronunciation:
steIt li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: statelier, stateliest
definition 1: grand or majestic.
stately mansions
synonyms:
grand, majestic
similar words:
awesome, gallant, glorious, grandiose, imposing, impressive, lofty, lordly, magnificent, noble, palatial, regal, splendid, striking, sublime
definition 2: dignified.
The minuet was a a slow, stately court dance.a stately bearing
synonyms:
dignified, distinguished
similar words:
ceremonious, elegant, elevated, formal, grand, grandiose, lordly, majestic, noble, pompous, proud, solemn, sublime, venerable
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a grand or formal way.
synonyms:
formally, grandly, majestically, regally
derivation: stateliness (n.)
Word Parts
The word stately contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.