March 01, 2018
majestic (adjective)
\muh-JES-tik\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: being stately and dignified : noble
How do you use it?
On this day in 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the law creating Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park, so that all could enjoy its majestic beauty.
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Which of the following are all synonyms of "majestic"?

We think B is a grand answer. "Majestic," "grand," "magnificent," and "grandiose" all mean large and impressive. "Majestic" suggests awe-inspiring grandeur or great size (for example, "a majestic oak tree"). "Grand" suggests handsomeness and dignity (as in, "the grand staircase"). "Magnificent" suggests an appropriate greatness of size that remains dignified and in good taste (for instance, "magnificent paintings"). "Grandiose" may suggest largeness or greatness but is usually applied to something that is foolishly exaggerated or showy (for example, "a grandiose plan that is sure to fail").
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