What does lordly mean?

Definitions for lordly
ˈlɔrd lilord·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. august, grand, lordlyadjective

    of or befitting a lord

    "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"

  2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggeringadjective

    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer


  1. lordlyadverb

    In the manner of a lord. Showing command or nobility.

  2. lordlyadjective

    of or relating to a lord.

    Show us your lordly might, demonstrate that you can order people and get them to obey.

  3. lordlyadjective

    Appropriate for, or suitable to, a lord.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lordlyadjective

    Etymology: from lord.

    Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them. South.

    So bad a peer ——
    —— As who, my lord?
    —— Why, as yourself, my lord?
    An’t like your lordly, lord protectorship? William Shakespeare.

    Of me as of a common enemy,
    So dreaded once, may now exasperate them,
    I know not: lords are lordliest in their wine. John Milton, Agon.

    Expect another message more imperious,
    More lordly thund’ring than thou well wilt bear. John Milton.

    Ev’ry rich and lordly swain,
    With pride wou’d drag about her chain. Jonathan Swift.

  2. Lordlyadverb

    Imperiously; despotically; proudly.

    So when a tyger sucks the bullock’s blood,
    A famish’d lion, issuing from the wood,
    Roars lordly fierce, and challenges the food. Dryden.


  1. lordly

    Lordly is a song recorded by French DJ and producer Feder featuring the vocals of Alex Aiono. The song was released as a digital download in France on 20 August 2016 through Warner Music. The song was written by Hadrien Federiconi and Tienus Konijnenburg. The song has peaked to number 10 on the French Singles Chart. The song featured as the theme song of the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.


  1. lordly

    Lordly is an adjective that describes behavior or appearance that resembles, or is suitable to, a lord. It indicates being grand, impressive, dignified, superior, arrogant, or a show of authority or high rank. It can be used to refer to actions or things that exude an air of importance or express an attitude of superiority or command.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lordly

    suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable

  2. Lordly

    proud; haughty; imperious; insolent

  3. Lordlyadverb

    in a lordly manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lordly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lordly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lordly in a Sentence

  1. Edwin Markham:

    And when he fell in whirlwind, he went downAs when a lordly cedar, green with boughs,Goes down with a great shout upon the hills,And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.

  2. Hindu Poetess:

    The dull-hued turkey apes the gait Of lordly peacock, richly plumed; And thus the poetaster shows When he would fain his verse recite.

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