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Adjective: stately (statelier,stateliest)  steyt-lee
  1. Impressive in appearance
    "stately columns";
    - baronial, imposing, noble
  2. Of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
    - statuesque
  3. Refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
    "a stately gentleman";
    - courtly, formal

Derived forms: statelier, stateliest

See also: dignified, impressive, tall