lofty

  • 1 Lofty — may refer to:* Lofty ideal * Mount Lofty (disambiguation) * Lofty s Roach Souffle , a 1990 instrumental music album by Harry Connick Jr. * Lofty Storm Records, a music record labelPeople * Lofty, a fictional character on the 1986 animated… …

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  • 2 Lofty — Loft y, a. [Compar. {Loftier}; superl. {Loftiest}.] [From {Loft}.] 1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high. [1913 Webster] See lofty Lebanon his head advance. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity,… …

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  • 3 lofty — [adj1] high, elevated aerial, airy, high rise, lifted, raised, sky high, skyscraping, skyward, soaring, spiring, tall, towering; concept 779 Ant. below, beneath, low lofty [adj2] grand, stately arresting, benevolent, big, chivalrous, commanding,… …

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  • 4 lofty — [lôf′tē, läf′tē] adj. loftier, loftiest 1. very high [a lofty peak in the Alps] 2. elevated; noble; sublime 3. haughty; arrogant loftily adv. loftiness n …

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  • 5 Lofty — Lofty, höchste Spitze der Gawlerkette (Südaustralien), 3000 Fuß hoch …

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  • 6 lofty — index grandiose, magnanimous, meritorious, orgulous, presumptuous, prominent, proud (self respecting), remarkable …

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  • 7 lofty — (adj.) exalted, of high rank, early 15c.; also with a high purpose, from LOFT (Cf. loft) + Y (Cf. y) (2). From early 14c. as a surname. Literal sense of high is attested from 1580s. Related: Loftily; loftiness …

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  • 8 lofty — *high, tall Analogous words: elevated, raised, lifted (see LIFT): exalted, magnified, aggrandized (see EXALT): imposing, stately, august, majestic (see GRAND): sublime, glorious, superb (see SPLENDID) Contrasted words: lowly, *humble, modest …

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  • 9 lofty — ► ADJECTIVE (loftier, loftiest) 1) of imposing height. 2) noble; elevated. 3) haughty and aloof. 4) (of wool and other textiles) thick and resilient. DERIVATIVES loftily adverb lofti …

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  • 10 lofty — [[t]lɒ̱fti, AM lɔ͟ːf [/t]] loftier, loftiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A lofty ideal or ambition is noble, important, and admirable. It was a bank that started out with grand ideas and lofty ideals... Amid the chaos, he had lofty aims. 2) ADJ… …

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  • 11 lofty — UK [ˈlɒftɪ] / US [ˈlɔftɪ] adjective Word forms lofty : adjective lofty comparative loftier superlative loftiest mainly literary 1) a lofty building or structure is very tall The town hall s lofty tower dates from the fourteenth century. 2) lofty… …

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  • 12 lofty — loft|y [ˈlɔfti US ˈlo:] adj 1.) literary lofty mountains, buildings etc are very high and impressive ▪ He stayed at the ISH, from whose lofty heights he could see across New York. 2.) lofty ideas, beliefs, attitudes etc show high standards or… …

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  • 13 lofty — loft|y [ lɔfti ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY 1. ) a lofty building or structure is very tall: The town hall s lofty tower dates from the fourteenth century. 2. ) lofty goals or principles deserve to be admired because they are based on high moral… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 lofty — adjective 1 seeming to think you are better than other people: a lofty manner 2 lofty ideas, beliefs, attitudes etc are of an unusually high moral quality: lofty ideals of equality and social justice 3 literary lofty mountains, buildings etc are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 lofty — adjective (loftier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. elevated in character and spirit ; noble < lofty ideals > b. elevated in status ; superior 2. having a haughty overbearing manner ; s …

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  • 16 lofty — adjective 1) a lofty tower Syn: tall, high, giant, towering, soaring, skyscraping Ant: low, short 2) lofty ideals Syn: noble, e …

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  • 17 lofty — adjective 1) a lofty tower Syn: tall, high 2) lofty ideals Syn: noble, exalted, high, high minded, worthy, grand, fine, elevated 3) …

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  • 18 lofty — adj. (loftier, loftiest) 1 literary (of things) of imposing height, towering, soaring (lofty heights). 2 consciously haughty, aloof, or dignified (lofty contempt). 3 exalted or noble; sublime (lofty ideals). Derivatives: loftily adv. loftiness n …

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  • 19 lofty — loftily, adv. loftiness, n. /lawf tee, lof /, adj., loftier, loftiest. 1. extending high in the air; of imposing height; towering: lofty mountains. 2. exalted in rank, dignity, or character; eminent. 3. elevated in style, tone, or sentiment, as… …

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  • 20 lofty — adjective /ˈlɒfti,ˈlɔːfti/ a) high, tall, having great height or stature a lofty bed b) idealistic, implying over optimism a lofty goal …

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