Definitions for loftyˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

loft•yˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-(adj.)loft•i•er, loft•i•est.

  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 writings or speech.

  4. arrogantly or condescendingly superior in manner; haughty.

  5. noting a rig of a sailing ship having extraordinarily high masts.

    Category: Navy

Origin of lofty:

1400–50

loft′i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded(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"; "a grand purpose"

  2. eminent, lofty, soaring, towering(adj)

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

    "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"

  3. gallant, lofty, majestic, proud(adj)

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"

Wiktionary

  1. lofty(Adjective)

    high, tall, having great height or stature

  2. lofty(Adjective)

    idealistic, implying over-optimism

    a lofty goal

  3. lofty(Adjective)

    extremely proud

  4. Lofty(ProperNoun)

    nickname for a tall (usually male) person

  5. Origin: noble, from loft.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lofty

    lifted high up; having great height; towering; high

  2. Lofty

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lofty(adjective)

very high

a lofty building.

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