captainly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

captain +‎ -ly

Adjective[edit]

captainly (comparative more captainly, superlative most captainly)

  1. Befitting a captain.
    • 1896, William Sharp, Wives in Exile, page 170:
      "Honor, dearest," — ah, the tremulousness of the captainly voice which had made so brave a show that morning, with sea-lore wonderful!