Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a king or some aspect of one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king

Etymologies

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king +‎ -like

Examples

  • Why did he want kinglike powers which any fool had to know were unconstitutional?

    "That's been going on, in the name of all of us."

  • His waist grew to more than 45 inches, later in his life, and so he developed these sleeves padded with sawdust so as to broaden his shoulders and distract from his waistline, so he could go on looking massive and kinglike.

    A Bit of Fluff: Late Baroque Fashions

  • As the village guest, I was treated with grand hospitality and kinglike esteem.

    Remember To Live! a Cautionary Essay by Michael Pastore

  • “She speaks ever kinglike, and kinglike will I answer her, so she bring no request unworthy herself or me.”

    The Talisman

  • Hakim, thou hast chosen thy boon; and though I had rather thou hadst asked my crown jewels, yet I may not, kinglike, refuse thee.

    The Talisman

  • “With the balls of his father,” Fergie said ultimately, reasserting himself with a kinglike nod.

    The Town

  • 'I had thought that there had been men who were kinglike,' he answered, 'but it may be as thou sayest.

    The Young King

  • He who had thought to rule without the sacrifice, who had never felt the god's breath that lifts a man beyond himself, had nothing to take him kinglike to the dark house of Hades.

    The King Must Die

  • For here, to the observant eye, was a more zealous person, already passion-wasted, and a far more dictatorial and stiff-necked person than the lazy and amiable King; also, this Maudelain's face and nose were somewhat too long and high: the priest was, in a word, the less comely of the pair by a very little, and to an immeasurable extent the more kinglike.

    Chivalry

  • For here, to the observant eye, was a more zealous person, already passion-wasted, and ineffably a more dictatorial and stiff-necked being than the lazy and amiable King; also, this Maudelain's face and nose were somewhat too long and high; and the priest was, in a word, the less comely of the pair by a very little, and by an infinity the more kinglike.

    Chivalry

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