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 (lôf′tē, lŏf′-)
adj. loft·i·er, loft·i·est
1. Of imposing height.
2. Elevated in character; exalted.
3. Affecting grandness; pompous.
4. Arrogant; haughty.

[Middle English, noble, from loft, upstairs room, sky; see loft.]

loft′i·ly adv.
loft′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loftiness - the quality of being high or lofty
height, tallness - the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
2.loftiness - impressiveness in scale or proportionloftiness - impressiveness in scale or proportion
impressiveness, magnificence, grandness, richness - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"


عُلو، سُمو، تَكَبُّر
hroki, òótti


[ˈlɒftɪnɪs] N [of ceiling, mountain, tower] → altura f; [of aim, ideal] → nobleza f, lo elevado; [of person, attitude] → altanería f, altivez f; [of tone] → ampulosidad f, grandilocuencia f


(of tree, mountain)Höhe f
(of sentiments)Erhabenheit f; (of prose)erlesener or gehobener or hochtrabender (pej)Stil; the loftiness of his ambitions/idealsseine hochfliegenden Ambitionen/Ideale
(= haughtiness)Hochmütigkeit f


(loft) noun
a room or space under a roof. They kept a lot of spare furniture in the loft.
ˈlofty adjective
1. very high. a lofty building.
2. haughty or proud. a lofty attitude.
ˈloftily adverb
ˈloftiness noun
References in classic literature ?
There was a fine manliness observable in almost every face; and in some a certain loftiness and sweetness that rebuked your belittling criticisms and stilled them.
The weather began to clear while we were driving up a valley called the Kienthal, and presently a vast black cloud-bank in front of us dissolved away and uncurtained the grand proportions and the soaring loftiness of the Blumis Alp.
This same Knight of the Lions, who was called not long since the Knight of the Rueful Countenance, sends by me to say may it please your highness to give him leave that, with your permission, approbation, and consent, he may come and carry out his wishes, which are, as he says and I believe, to serve your exalted loftiness and beauty; and if you give it, your ladyship will do a thing which will redound to your honour, and he will receive a most distinguished favour and happiness.
His irony, his superiority, his audacity, 'regarding not the person of man,' necessarily flow out of the loftiness of his situation.
The one in advance had a thoughtful, anxious, and somewhat crafty expression of face, and in spite of his loftiness of manner, which was evidently the result both of an ambitious spirit and of long continuance in high stations, he seemed not incapable of cringing to a greater than himself.
The brow, with its massive depth and loftiness, and all the other features, indeed, were boldly and strongly hewn, as if in emulation of a more than heroic, of a Titanic model.
Such an experience gives you a better impression of the loftiness of your spars than any amount of running aloft could do.
He admired and loved the loftiness of her soul, but, on the other hand, it was a tough job having to live up to it.
Neither did I know the loftiness and haughtiness of Lady Dedlock's face, at all, in any one.
England with her commercial spirit will not and cannot understand the Emperor Alexander's loftiness of soul.
But there was no diminution in the loftiness of his feeling for her.
Mainhall vouched for her constancy with a loftiness that made Alexander smile, even while a kind of rapid excitement was tingling through him.