Definitions for: Courtly


[adj] refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"



Webster (1913) Definition: Court"ly (-l?), a. [From Court.]
1. Relating or belonging to a court.

2. Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.

In courtly company or at my beads. --Shak.

3. Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party
of the court; obsequious. --Macaulay.


Court"ly, adv.
In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.

They can produce nothing so courtly writ. --Dryden

Synonyms: dignified, elegant, formal, stately

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