Definition of palatial in English:



  • Resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid.

    ‘her palatial apartment in Mayfair’
    • ‘The tin shacks of the township are within a few hundred metres of palatial houses - rich and poor have become unwilling neighbours.’
    • ‘Although I moaned, my bedsit was palatial compared with those of most of my friends, who lived in pokey, badly partitioned flats in Rathmines.’
    • ‘I was expecting his residence to be of palatial proportions.’
    • ‘This is a man with millions and four fancy cars standing outside his palatial home!’
    • ‘According to reports, the palatial home - situated just 10 miles from Cape Town - is already in hot demand..’
    • ‘It opens with lush images of the palatial school and grounds, then enters the rarefied world within.’
    • ‘He offers Brandon a big salary increase and a palatial apartment if he will re-locate and work for him.’
    • ‘And it means living in palatial houses with exquisite tile, granite or marble flooring and owning plush cars.’
    • ‘He also owns a palatial home in Srinagar, apart from numerous apartments in choice New Delhi location.’
    • ‘The mausoleum is part of a vast complex with a main gateway, garden, mosque, guesthouse and several other palatial buildings.’
    • ‘‘All this,’ as he calls it, gesturing around his palatial if spartan study.’
    • ‘This beautiful and newly renovated hotel was the palatial home of a merchant who in 1898 gambled the house away in a game of cards.’
    • ‘He didn't foresee the palatial palaces of today where the punter can see live racing.’
    • ‘He relishes an opulent lifestyle with palatial homes in Europe and America, private jets, two yachts and a helicopter.’
    • ‘He has since acquired his own palatial house within the exclusive resort.’
    • ‘Alone and friendless in the bowels of one of his many palatial hideouts he must still, surely, nurse his grandiose ambitions.’
    • ‘Already newfangled buildings and palatial houses mimicking every form of modern architecture have come up on former farmlands.’
    • ‘When his friend offers a palatial haunted house close to his workplace totally free of cost to stay, he clinches the offer without a second thought.’
    • ‘But this fine basin has not been bought for one of the region's stately homes or the palatial residence of a multi-millionaire.’
    • ‘The road even links that palatial governor's mansion to the even more majestic river.’
    opulent, sumptuous, affluent, expensive, rich, costly, deluxe, lush, grand, splendid, magnificent, lavish, lavishly appointed, well appointed, extravagant, ornate, fancy, stylish, elegant
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Mid 18th century: from Latin palatium palace (see palace)+ -al.