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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)

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.

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."