Translation of magisterial in Spanish:


magistral, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌmædʒəˈstɪriəl/ /ˌmadʒɪˈstɪərɪəl/

See Spanish definition of magistral


  • 1

    (treatise/performance) magistral
    • Possibly only Professor Peter Groenewegen, the author of a magisterial biography of the English economist Alfred Marshall, could surpass him in this.
    • William Randolph Hearst was, as the author of this magisterial study rightly says, a major force in American politics and journalism for half a century.
    • With its deep research, compelling subject, clear analysis, and magisterial yet accessible authorial voice, Black Prisoners and Their World will be a standard point of reference for years to come.
    • The short volume is composed of a set of lectures that Keegan, author of such magisterial works as The First World War and Fields of Battle, wrote in 1988 for the British Broadcasting System.
    • However, these issues are really just hairsplitting; it is difficult to find fault with such a magisterial work simply because the author did not cast an already broad net even wider.
    • Their magisterial collaboration with Yefim Bronfman on Brahms's masterpiece was a real event!
    • To be fair, Nathan Rosenberg and L.E. Birdzell, in their magisterial How The West Grew Rich, do argue that labor unions improved wages in manufacturing.
    • The Australian People - the magisterial single-volume encyclopaedia of the Nation, its Peoples, and their Origins - was first released in Australia's bicentennial year of 1988.
    • In this magisterial tour d' horizon of the changing 20 th-century US presidency, Stephen Graubard argues that war and the threat of war have been factors as salient in the development of the presidency as the personalities involved.
    • In his magisterial book on leadership, James MacGregor Burns describes the intellectual as someone concerned with ‘values, purposes and ends that transcend immediate needs’.
    • In Schumann's Fourth Symphony his measured speeds are so subtly controlled that again squareness is avoided, while Emil Gilels gives a magisterial account of the Piano Concerto, crisply lightened in the central Intermezzo.
    • If Professor Kent's study is incisive and short, Lord Hattersley's is long and designed (but fails) to be magisterial.
    • Most readers of this collection will be familiar with Foot's magisterial two-volume biography of Aneurin Bevan, published in 1962 and 1973.
    • With their aid he took an audience of aspiring civil servants through a magisterial ecological history of the Himalaya: the glaciers, the rivers, the forests, the fields.
    • As a subject area, philosophy still suffers from an image problem sometimes, whether as austere, magisterial or downright difficult, so this reassurance seems entirely appropriate.
    • Another big talking point will be the magisterial presence of Ryu Seung Min, the Olympic champion from South Korea, whose footwork has left spectators across the planet gasping for breath.
    • But it's the obvious conclusion to emerge from Moloney's magisterial work, though he doesn't himself draw it out as explicitly as this.
    • Volume 2 of Roy Foster's magisterial biography of W. B. Yeats opens in 1915, when Yeats was in his fiftieth year and at a crossroads in his life.
    • This quotation is the epigraph to David Halberstam's magisterial ‘Summer of '49,’ surely one of the most influential books in the baseball literary canon.
    • The performers look directly at us - here is no subterfuge, no stage personas, just magisterial skill on transparent display.
  • 2

    (wave/command) autoritario
    • Roy Keane, perhaps, at his most magisterial, used to command the midfield and dictate traffic.
    • They are not claiming magisterial authority and bossing other people around.
    • In film after film, the director's misanthropy - the magisterial technique that reduced the actors in his films to stick figures carrying out his bidding - represented the triumph of the mechanical over the human.
    • I can picture him now, often speaking without a note, with humour, incisive argument and magisterial disdain for the opposing view, swatting away anyone ill-judged enough to make a hostile intervention.