Definition of regal in English:



  • Of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified.

    ‘regal authority’
    ‘her regal bearing’
    • ‘He held himself with a regal bearing, and strode forth without hesitation.’
    • ‘The gaffe was made at the annual dinner of the Perth Bar Association, in the regal splendour of the city's George Hotel.’
    • ‘But now commoners who want to marry amid regal surroundings are being invited across the threshold of the Deeside estate.’
    • ‘And when she talks about growing up, it is of the runny-nosed wild child who was so different from her demure and rather regal mother.’
    • ‘Considered a symbol of regal authority, the dragon was also thought to dispel evil spirits.’
    • ‘The show has been designed in such a way as to take audience down the memory lane to a time when the Kilimanoor Palace was at its splendid and regal best.’
    • ‘The king was intelligent and punctilious in his performance of his official duties and had a regal bearing that commanded immediate respect.’
    • ‘I don't recognize the logo on the steering wheel, but it looks somewhat regal.’
    • ‘But he more than comes into his own as he sheds the regal bearing and steps into the shoes of the soldier Fluellen.’
    • ‘She had smiled, and it was nice and informal, but actually there is something slightly regal about her.’
    • ‘He carried himself with the regal bearing of someone accustomed to wealth and power.’
    • ‘In both companies she was renowned for her regal bearing and virtuosity.’
    • ‘She looks very regal and serene when she arrives; her back has now clicked into place.’
    • ‘At the wedding of the Prince of Wales he looked more regal than the royals.’
    • ‘Natalia Magnicaballi has the regal bearing of a queen, the spirit of a gypsy, and the soul of a sylph.’
    • ‘She had a strong regal bearing and her kneeling on the floor seemed as improper as a priest swearing.’
    • ‘Inside the audience chamber the sovereign was a picture of regal splendor.’
    • ‘She showed how to be regal without being remote, dignified without being distant and she had the loveliest smile in the world.’
    • ‘The door opened as we approached, revealing a tall, regal woman with silver hair and serene gray eyes.’
    • ‘The banquet hall was bright and cheerful, full of nobles and lords looking dignified and regal.’
    majestic, fit for a king, fit for a prince, fit for a princess, fit for a queen, grand, impressive, imposing, splendid, superb, magnificent, noble, proud, stately, dignified, exalted, glorious, striking, spectacular, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, sumptuous, opulent, fine, luxurious, deluxe, lavish, resplendent, monumental, palatial, august, distinguished, great
    royal, kingly, queenly, princely, sovereign, crowned
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Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin regalis, from rex, reg- king.