Synonyms for regal
Antonyms for regal
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REGAL
Would you not like to be buried with regal honour, in your native Clazomenæ?
The next cast—ah, the pride of it, the regal splendor of it!
When the "herb-man" came, she turned him away from the door with a regal courtesy.
That day she laid aside her regal robes and began her search for Proserpina.
Of the regal army of three hundred men that hastened to Cattraeth, Alas!
A salute of six muskets was fired in honor of the regal visit.
If Dan had expected it to reveal a regal magnificence, he was disappointed.
Regal is an offspring of Lindley, which it greatly resembles.
She was constructed, she was erected, as it were, with a regal lavishness.
He had always known her beautiful; tonight she was regal beyond comparison.
late 14c., from Old French regal "royal" (12c.) or directly from Latin regalis "royal, kingly; of or belonging to a king, worthy of a king," from rex (genitive regis) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct in a straight line, rule, guide" (cf. Sanskrit raj- "a king, a leader;" Avestan razeyeiti "directs;" Persian rahst "right, correct;" Latin regere "to rule," rex "a king, a leader," rectus "right, correct;" Old Irish ri, Gaelic righ "a king;" Gaulish -rix "a king," in personal names, e.g. Vircingetorix; Gothic reiks "a leader;" Old English rice "kingdom," -ric "king," rice "rich, powerful," riht "correct;" Gothic raihts, Old High German recht, Old Swedish reht, Old Norse rettr "correct"). Related: Regally.