princely

  • 1Princely — Prince ly, a. 1. Of or relating to a prince; regal; royal; of highest rank or authority; as, princely birth, character, fortune, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Suitable for, or becoming to, a prince; grand; august; munificent; magnificent; as, princely… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Princely — Prince ly, adv. In a princely manner. [1913 Webster] My appetite was not princely got. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3princely — index charitable (benevolent), liberal (generous), magnanimous, meritorious, outstanding (prominent) …

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  • 4princely — *kingly, regal, royal, queenly, imperial Analogous words: luxurious, sumptuous, opulent: munificent, bountiful, bounteous, openhanded, *liberal …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5princely — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or suitable for a prince. 2) (of a sum of money) generous …

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  • 6princely — [prins′lē] adj. princelier, princeliest 1. of a prince; royal; regal; noble 2. characteristic of a prince; liberal; generous 3. worthy of a prince; magnificent; lavish princeliness n …

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  • 7princely — prince|ly [ˈprınsli] adj [only before noun] 1.) a princely amount of money is very large often used humorously to mean a very small amount of money ▪ My savings had now reached the princely sum of £30. ▪ a far from princely salary 2.) formal… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8princely — adjective 1 princely sum an expression meaning a large amount of money, often used jokingly to mean a very small amount of money: My Dad offered me the princely sum of ten pence to wash his car! 2 formal fine, splendid, or generous;: a princely… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9princely — princeliness, n. /prins lee/, adj., princelier, princeliest. 1. greatly liberal; lavish; magnificent: a princely entertainment. 2. like or befitting a prince; magnificent: princely manners. 3. of or pertaining to a prince; royal; noble: princely… …

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  • 10princely — [[t]prɪ̱nsli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A princely sum of money is a large sum of money. It ll cost them the princely sum of seventy five pounds. Syn: handsome 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Princely means belonging to a prince or suitable for a prince. It …

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  • 11princely — adjective (princelier; est) Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to a prince ; royal 2. befitting a prince ; noble, magnificent < princely manners > < a princely sum > • princely …

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  • 12princely — UK [ˈprɪnslɪ] / US adjective Word forms princely : adjective princely comparative princelier superlative princeliest 1) very large, beautiful, or impressive, like something that would belong to a prince 2) belonging or relating to a prince •&#8230; …

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  • 13princely — adjective 1) princely buildings See splendid 1) 2) a princely sum See handsome 3) …

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  • 14princely — adj. Princely is used with these nouns: ↑sum …

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  • 15princely — prince•ly [[t]ˈprɪns li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est 1) liberal; lavish; magnificent: a princely sum[/ex] 2) like or befitting a prince; elegantly refined 3) of or pertaining to a prince; royal; noble • Etymology: 1490–1500 prince′li•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16princely — 1. adjective a) Relating to a prince. b) Befitting to a prince. Syn: regally, grandly 2. adverb In the manner of a royal princes conduct …

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  • 17princely — Synonyms and related words: Babylonian, Corinthian, ample, aristocratic, august, awe inspiring, awful, barbaric, baronial, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, chivalrous, courtly, deluxe, dignified, ducal, dynastic, elaborate, elegant,&#8230; …

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  • 18princely — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. regal, royal, titled, noble; magnanimous, generous, munificent. See nobility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sovereign, regal, august; see royal 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Large and&#8230; …

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  • 19princely — prince|ly [ prınsli ] adjective 1. ) very large, beautiful, or impressive, like something that would belong to a prince 2. ) belonging or relating to a prince …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20princely — prince·ly || prɪnslɪ adj. characteristic of a prince, like a prince; noble, aristocratic, stately …

    English contemporary dictionary