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stately

adjective uk   /ˈsteɪt.li/ formal us  
formal, slow, and having a style and appearance that causes admiration: The procession moved through the mountain village at a stately pace. He always walked with a stately bearing.
stateliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “stately”
in Korean 장엄한…
in Arabic فَخم, جَليل…
in Portuguese imponente…
in Catalan majestuós, imponent…
in Japanese 重々しい, 威厳のある…
in Italian maestoso, solenne…
in Chinese (Traditional) 威嚴的, 隆重的, 氣宇不凡的…
in Russian величественный…
in Turkish resmî ve yavaş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 威严的, 隆重的, 气宇不凡的…
in Polish majestatyczny…
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