Definition of "kingly" []

  • Having the status or rank of king. (adjective)
  • Of, like, or befitting a king; majestic and regal. (adjective)
  • In a royal way; royally. (adverb)
  • Appropriate to a king; majestic (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Royal (adjective)
  • In a manner appropriate to a king (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kingly" in a sentence
  • "Then the king kept silence and looked at the ground, and at length said to him in kingly fashion: "Behold, oh bishop, the poor people of this land are brought to shame, and I would rather fall in battle so that my people can continued to possess their land.""
  • "The supreme techne he calls kingly, and this is the techne that guides the use of all others"
  • "Nothing is so good, nothing so serviceable to human life, as the smoking of tobacco -- which may well be called a kingly plant, seeing that the monarchs of the earth are not ashamed to use it."