Majestic things display great dignity, befit a great ruler, or are simply far superior to everyday stuff. Compared with a peasant’s hut, for instance, a king’s palace is quite majestic.

The adjective majestic has origins in the Latin word majestatem, meaning “greatness, dignity, honor, or excellence.” It’s often used to describe things connected with kings and queens (whom, you’ll remember, we often address as “Your Majesty”). We also like to refer to the great creatures and places of the natural world as majestic: Mt. Fuji in Japan for example, or a bald eagle flying over the Grand Canyon.

Definitions of majestic
  1. adjective

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    majestic cities”

    gallant, lofty, proud


    making a strong or vivid impression
  2. adjective

    majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters

    majestic presence”



    of or characteristic of high rank or importance
  3. adjective

    belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler


    imperial, purple, regal, royal


    of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

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