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-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

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  2. lofty(Adjective)

    idealistic, implying over-optimism

    a lofty goal

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  3. lofty(Adjective)

    extremely proud

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  4. Lofty(ProperNoun)

    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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Doug Goehring:

    These were lofty goals, but things have changed a bit and we've got to take that into consideration, we're probably going to have to extend the deadline.

  2. Christopher Dawson:

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

  3. Christian Stocker:

    We need a strong earnings momentum to justify the current lofty valuations and push share prices further higher, but that's not happening, i don't see a lasting positive impulse coming from the reporting season and see only a marginal increase in equities in the remaining weeks of the year.

  4. David Neal:

    Coming into this event, we knew that the bar that we all collectively set was very high, it's extremely gratifying the numbers exceeding even our lofty goals.

  5. Matthew Costello:

    Things must change at White House when there are larger external forces acting on White House, it's a lofty ideal, the people's house, and we have to ground it in some reality.

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