Definition of kingliness in US English:



  • See kingly

    • ‘In some ways, perhaps, it was easier to kill the king than it was to kill the notion of kingliness.’
    • ‘The sheer authority in his voice revealed his kingliness, and for a moment I understood Roahin's fear, if not his betrayal.’
    • ‘His Lear simultaneously displays kingliness and frailty: he hands out directives, but fumbles.’
    • ‘Like all inaugural pageants, this one, with its parade and balls and tacky souvenirs, is satisfying in each of us an atavistic love of kingliness.’
    • ‘That kingliness that God has given to it, that joy and beauty for which it is born and which it longs to have, are thus taken away from it.’