State·ly, a. [Compar. Statelier superl. Stateliest.] Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, stately manners; a stately gait. “The stately homes of England!” --Mrs. Hemans. “Filled with stately temples.” --Prescott.
Here is a silly stately style indeed! --Shak.
Syn: -- Lofty; dignified; majestic; grand; august; magnificent.
State·ly, adv. Majestically; loftily.
adj 1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing
residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen
sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" [syn: baronial,
2: of size and dignity suggestive of a statue [syn: statuesque]
3: refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a
royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: courtly, elegant,
[also: stateliest, statelier]