Definition of palatial in English:

palatial

adjective

  • Resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid.

    ‘her palatial apartment in Mayfair’
    • ‘Alone and friendless in the bowels of one of his many palatial hideouts he must still, surely, nurse his grandiose ambitions.’
    • ‘The mausoleum is part of a vast complex with a main gateway, garden, mosque, guesthouse and several other palatial buildings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is a man with millions and four fancy cars standing outside his palatial home!’
    • ‘And it means living in palatial houses with exquisite tile, granite or marble flooring and owning plush cars.’
    • ‘It opens with lush images of the palatial school and grounds, then enters the rarefied world within.’
    • ‘He relishes an opulent lifestyle with palatial homes in Europe and America, private jets, two yachts and a helicopter.’
    • ‘The tin shacks of the township are within a few hundred metres of palatial houses - rich and poor have become unwilling neighbours.’
    • ‘‘All this,’ as he calls it, gesturing around his palatial if spartan study.’
    • ‘I was expecting his residence to be of palatial proportions.’
    • ‘He offers Brandon a big salary increase and a palatial apartment if he will re-locate and work for him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Already newfangled buildings and palatial houses mimicking every form of modern architecture have come up on former farmlands.’
    • ‘But this fine basin has not been bought for one of the region's stately homes or the palatial residence of a multi-millionaire.’
    • ‘He also owns a palatial home in Srinagar, apart from numerous apartments in choice New Delhi location.’
    • ‘He didn't foresee the palatial palaces of today where the punter can see live racing.’
    • ‘He has since acquired his own palatial house within the exclusive resort.’
    • ‘According to reports, the palatial home - situated just 10 miles from Cape Town - is already in hot demand..’
    • ‘The road even links that palatial governor's mansion to the even more majestic river.’
    • ‘Although I moaned, my bedsit was palatial compared with those of most of my friends, who lived in pokey, badly partitioned flats in Rathmines.’
    opulent, sumptuous, affluent, expensive, rich, costly, deluxe, lush, grand, splendid, magnificent, lavish, lavishly appointed, well appointed, extravagant, ornate, fancy, stylish, elegant
    luxurious, deluxe, magnificent, sumptuous, splendid, grand, opulent, lavishly appointed, lavish, lush, grandiose, rich, imposing, impressive, fine, stately, regal, majestic
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin palatium ‘palace’ (see palace) + -al.

Pronunciation

palatial

/pəˈleɪʃ(ə)l/