AskDefine | Define statuesque

Dictionary Definition

statuesque adj
1 of size and dignity suggestive of a statue [syn: stately]
2 suggestive of a statue [syn: Junoesque]

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Etymology

Adjective

  1. Like a statue.
  2. In the context of "of a woman": Elegantly tall, graceful, and attractive.
    Christy Turlington is a statuesque supermodel famous for her Calvin Klein ads.

Translations

Like a statue
Elegantly tall and graceful

Extensive Definition

"Statuesque" is a song by English Britpop band Sleeper, written by the band's vocalist and guitarist Louise Wener. It was the fourth and final single to be released from their second album The It Girl in 1996 (see 1996 in British music). It also appears on the second Trainspotting soundtrack, released in 1997.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Junoesque, agreeable, amply endowed, aristocratic, august, becoming, bonny, braw, built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous, clean-limbed, colossal, comely, courtly, curvaceous, curvy, dignified, fair, gangling, gangly, giant, gigantic, goddess-like, good-looking, goodly, grand, grave, handsome, imposing, impressive, kingly, lank, lanky, leggy, lengthy, likely, long, long-legged, lordly, lovely to behold, magisterial, magnificent, majestic, marmoreal, monumental, noble, personable, pleasing, pneumatic, presentable, princely, queenly, rangy, regal, royal, sculptitory, sculptural, sculpturesque, sedate, shapely, sightly, slender, sober, solemn, stacked, stately, statuary, statuelike, tall, trim, venerable, well-built, well-favored, well-formed, well-made, well-proportioned, well-shaped, well-stacked, worthy
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