What does lofty mean?

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ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-lofty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-mindedadjective

    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, toweringadjective

    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, proudadjective

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

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

Wiktionary

  1. loftyadjective

    high, tall, having great height or stature

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  2. loftyadjective

    idealistic, implying over-optimism

    a lofty goal

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  3. loftyadjective

    extremely proud

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  4. Loftynoun

    nickname for a tall (usually male) person

    Etymology: 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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lofty in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lofty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lofty in a Sentence

  1. Metastasio:

    He who devises evil for another falls at last into his own pit, and the most cunning finds himself caught by what he had prepared for another. But virtue without guile, erect like the lofty palm, rises with greater vigour when it is oppressed.

  2. James Allen:

    Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you one day shall be: your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

  3. Leonardo da Vinci:

    Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

  4. Christopher Dawson:

    The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.

  5. Johannes Trithemius, 1488:

    Speak of things public to the public, but of things lofty and secret only to the loftiest and most private of your friends. Hay to the ox and sugar to the parrot.

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