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Meaning of LOFTY

Pronunciation:  'loftee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs"
  2. [adj]  having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
  3. [adj]  of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"
 

LOFTY is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: eminent, exalted, gallant, high, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, impressive, majestic, noble, noble-minded, proud, rarefied, rarified, soaring, towering
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Loft"y\, a. [Compar. {Loftier}; superl. {Loftiest}.]
[From {Loft}.]
1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.

         See lofty Lebanon his head advance.   --Pope.

2. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit,
   bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately;
   characterized by pride; haughty.

         The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity.
                                               --Is. lvii.
                                               15.

         Lofty and sour to them that loved him not. --Shak.

         Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
                                               --Milton.

Syn: Tall; high; exalted; dignified; stately; majestic;
     sublime; proud; haughty. See {Tall}.

 
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