queenly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

queen +‎ -ly

Adjective[edit]

queenly (comparative queenlier, superlative queenliest)

  1. Having the status, rank or qualities of a queen; regal.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13
      There was an innate refinement, a languid queenly hauteur about Gerty which was unmistakably evidenced in her delicate hands and higharched instep.

Adverb[edit]

queenly (comparative queenlier, superlative queenliest)

  1. In a queenly manner; regally.