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English definition of “princely”

princely

adjective uk   /ˈprɪns.li/ humorous us  
the princely sum of used to refer to a surprisingly small amount of money: She acquired the painting at a jumble sale for the princely sum of 25p.Small amounts of moneyLarge amounts of money
(Definition of princely from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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