Definition of Queenly

1. Adjective. Having the rank of or resembling or befitting a queen. "Rosetti's queenly portraits of women"

Exact synonyms: Queenlike
Similar to: Noble
Derivative terms: Queen, Queen



Definition of Queenly

1. a. Like, becoming, or suitable to, a queen.

Definition of Queenly

1. Adjective. Having the status, rank or qualities of a queen; regal. ¹

2. Adverb. In a queenly manner; regally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Queenly

1. of or befitting a queen [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Queenly

queeniest
queening
queenings
queenish
queenite
queenites
queenless
queenlet
queenlets
queenlier
queenliest
queenlike
queenlily
queenliness
queenlinesses
queenly (current term)
queens consort
queens of spades
queenship
queenships
queenside
queensides
queensland
queensland kauri
queensland nut
queensland tick typhus
queep

Literary usage of Queenly

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1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"It did not occur to her to sit down, and Will did not give a cheerful interpretation to this queenly way of receiving him ; but he went on to say what he ..."

2. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"It is the style of a queenly lady walking without her robes. Adieu, dear friend. Health and serenity to you all. ..."

3. Ireland Past and Present by Augustus J. Thébaud, John Habberton (1878)
"Robed in cloth of gold, this illustrious lady, who was as distinguished for her beauty as for her generosity, sat in queenly state in one of the galleries ..."

4. The Court Circles of the Republic, Or, The Beauties and Celebrities of the by Elizabeth Fries Ellet, R. E. Mack (1869)
"... Key to the Rescue—" The Star-Spangled Banner "—The News of Peace-—Brilliant Party and queenly Beauty of the Hostess —Court Etiquette towards Foreigners. ..."

5. The Court Circles of the Republic, Or, The Beauties and Celebrities of the by Elizabeth Fries Ellet, R. E. Mack (1869)
"... Key to the Rescue—"The Star-Spangled Banner"—The News of Peace—Brilliant Party and queenly Beauty of the Hostess - —Court Etiquette towards Foreigners. ..."

6. Annals of the Artists of Spain by William Stirling Maxwell (1848)
"Think'st thou the Saviour's mother was ever ought but bright, That darkness e'er polluted the fount of living light ? Her queenly throne in heaven, ..."

7. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1843)
"queenly etiquette prevented her from charming listener* with its strains at other times. Sometimes little flaws of anger overclouded the serenity of her ..."

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