I am looking for a phrase or an vocabulary that means "walking like a king".

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    There is none. You will have to use an adverb, like majestically or what have you. Which is the whole point of having adverbs in the first place: so you don't need a dedicated verb for everything.
    – RegDwigнt
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 12:13
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    Ditto to Reg's comment - every synonym for walking or parambulating is made "kingly" with adverbs like "stately", "regal", etc. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:18
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    @RegDwigнt: What if you're not allowed to use adverbs? Like in Strunk and White or Orwell?
    – Mitch
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:30
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    Do you know if there is one and just can't remember it, or is there one in your native language and hope their to be an exact translation in English, or are you just wondering?
    – Mitch
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:31
  • option, i read somewhere and can't remember now! Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 15:02

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Swagger is To walk with an air of overbearing confidence.

Strut is to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observers.

Sashay is to move or walk in a showy way, parade.

Flaunt is to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.

  • I would think the queen would be "sashaying about" (no pun intended).
    – Jack Ryan
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:19

The answer depends on what aspect of kingliness you want to capture. Without more information, I would suggest stride, to walk deliberately with long, measured steps.


"Promenade", when used as a verb implies that the subject is of public interest. It would be an appropriate word in this context.

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