V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. suitable for royalty; 2. of noteworthy excellence or magnificence
Synonyms: royal, stately, grand, glorious, magnificent, majestic, resplendent, splendid
Antonyms: plain, common, ordinary, mediocre
Tips: Regal originates from the Latin word regalis, which comes from the stem rex-, meaning "king." Anything described as regal is "fit for a king" or has the noble and royal qualities of a good king.
The Academy Award ceremony is an occasion where celebrities outfit themselves in regal attire and walk the red carpet like royalty. (glorious, splendid)
The hotel ballroom was decorated regally for New Year's Eve. (magnificently, resplendently) adverb
The hostess made a regal entrance into the ball, and everyone turned to stare. (stately, grand)
Lions are the regal rulers of the animal kingdom. (grand, royal)
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