August (adjective)

By Deane Barker

Definition: having a formal and impressive quality

Why I Looked It Up

A sidebar in a book about skyscrapers discussed the business value of super-tall buildings.

…the mile-high tower – as august as it sounds – makes no economic or commercial sense



In the NY Times Connections game, “August” was under the category “Venerable,” alongside: grand, noble, and regal.

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