Word of the Month: Majestic

Shana Goodwin, April 1, 2022



Impressive or beautiful in a dignified or inspiring way. Example: We gazed at the majestic falls as the water thundered down around us.

Synonyms: grand, magnificent, imposing, stately

Listen to a native speaker pronounce “majestic”:

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Recently, some of our staff members went on a camping trip to Iguazú Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. We arrived at Iguaçu National Park quite early in the day, and hopped on a tour bus for the scenic drive down to the waterfall. On the way, we saw a small capybara sitting on the bank! Arriving at our destination, we disembarked and excitedly started walking down the trail toward the falls. Around each turn, the view of the river expands slightly, which has the effect of a musical symphony that slowly crescendos into a majestic chorus. The ¾-mile trail loops and curves and descends lower and lower as walkers near the falls, ending with a bridge out into the most intense section of the waterfall, where viewers are soaked by spray from the pounding water, and have to shout to be heard. Pictures can’t capture the majesty of this beautiful natural wonder.

Quotes that Include “Majestic”

“There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.” —Alexander Pope

“There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.” —Martin Luther King

“If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll get some appreciation for the scale and beauty of the outdoors. When you walk into it, then you see it in a completely different way. You discover it in a much slower, more majestic sort of way.” —Bill Bryson