1 impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" [syn: baronial, imposing, noble]
2 of size and dignity suggestive of a statue [syn: statuesque]
3 refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: courtly, elegant, formal] [also: stateliest, statelier]
- In a stately manner.
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