Kingly vs Superb - What's the difference?

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Kingly is a related term of superb.


As adjectives the difference between kingly and superb

is that kingly is majestic and regal while superb is .

As an adverb kingly

is in a royal manner.

kingly

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) kyngly, from (etyl) *.

Adjective

(er)
  • Majestic and regal.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • * kingly magnificence
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • a kingly government
  • * Shakespeare
  • the kingly couch
  • * G. Massey
  • The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn.
  • * Cowper
  • Leave kingly' backs to cope with ' kingly cares.
    Derived terms
    * kingliness

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) kyngly, from (etyl) *.

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a royal manner.
  • superb

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • First-rate; of the highest quality; exceptionally good.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  • Grand; magnificent; august; stately.
  • :
  • (lb) Haughty.
  • *1858 , (Julia Kavanagh), Adèle, a Tale: Volume 2 (p.235):
  • *:A remark which Isabella received with a superb curl of the lip, but at the same time, and to her brother's infinite relief, she walked away.
  • Synonyms

    * excellent * superlative

    Derived terms

    * superbly