august | augustness

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

respected and impressive

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august - noble

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The best way to make sure you use this word correctly is to remember that it is associated with the first Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar. That is why it is used to describe something or somebody of great importance, imperial and dignified in manner, and that inspires awe and reverence.

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Synonyms venerable,dignified
Antonyms dishonourable,contemptible

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  1. It was a very grand function with a distinguished guest list. It was nice to be in such august company.

  2. Wearing just a t-shirt and jeans, I felt very out of place in the august surroundings of the palace.

  3. Claire’s appallingly crass behaviour was not at all in line with the augustness of the occasion.

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