gilded vs princely what difference

what is difference between gilded and princely

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldɪd/

Verb

gilded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gild

Adjective

gilded

  1. Having the color or quality of gold.
  2. Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold.
  3. Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 7
      All that glisters is not gold;
      Often have you heard that told:
      Many a man his life hath sold
      But my outside to behold:
      Gilded tombs do worms infold.
      Had you been as wise as bold,
      Young in limbs, in judgement old,
      Your answer had not been inscroll’d:
      Fare you well; your suit is cold.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • glided


English

Etymology

prince +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɪnsli/
  • Hyphenation: prince‧ly

Adjective

princely (comparative princelier, superlative princeliest)

  1. Relating to a prince; regal; royal.
    princely birth or character
  2. Befitting a prince; grand; lavish or opulent.
    No expense was spared in making it a princely residence.

See also

  • princely sum

Synonyms

  • regal, grand

Translations

Adverb

princely (comparative more princely, superlative most princely)

  1. (obsolete) In the manner of a royal prince’s conduct.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II, Scene 2,[1]
      [] my appetite was not princely got;

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