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loft·y

 (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.

lofty

(ˈlɒftɪ)
adj, loftier or loftiest
1. of majestic or imposing height
2. exalted or noble in character or nature
3. haughty or supercilious
4. elevated, eminent, or superior
ˈloftily adv
ˈloftiness n

loft•y

(ˈlɔf 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.
[1400–50]
loft′i•ly, adv.
loft′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lofty - 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"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
2.lofty - of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
3.lofty - having or displaying great dignity or nobilitylofty - having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"

lofty

adjective
2. high, raised, towering, tall, soaring, elevated, sky-high a light, lofty apartment
high low, short, dwarfed, stunted
3. haughty, lordly, proud, arrogant, patronizing, condescending, snooty (informal), disdainful, supercilious, high and mighty (informal), toffee-nosed (slang, chiefly Brit.) the lofty disdain he often expresses for his profession
haughty warm, friendly, modest, unassuming

lofty

adjective
1. Imposingly high:
2. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style:
3. Raised to or occupying a high position or rank:
4. Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance:
Translations
عالٍمُتَعَجْرِف، مُتَكَبِّر
povýšenýtyčící se
højhovenstorsnudet
korkea
hárhrokafullur
ambiciosomagestoso
çok yüksekkibirlimağrur

lofty

[ˈlɒftɪ] ADJ (loftier (compar) (loftiest (superl)))
1. (liter) (= high) [ceiling, building, tower] → alto, elevado; [mountain] → alto; [room] → de techo alto
he rose to a lofty position within the organizationascendió a una posición elevada dentro de la organización
2. (= noble) [aim, ideal] → elevado, noble
3. (= haughty) [person, attitude] → altivo, altanero
lofty air/manneraire m de superioridad, altivez f
lofty contempt/disdainaltivo desdén m
4. (= grandiose) [speech, pronouncement, rhetoric] → grandilocuente

lofty

[ˈlɒfti] adj
[sentiments, aims] → élevé(e)
lofty ideals → des idéaux élevés
(= haughty) [manner, disdain] → hautain(e)
the lofty disdain he often expresses for his profession → le dédain hautain qu'il affiche souvent pour sa profession
(= high) [ceiling] → haut(e) before n; [spire, tower, peak] → haut(e) before n; [building] → haut(e) before n; [apartment] → avec une belle hauteur sous plafond
a light, lofty apartment in the suburbs of Salzburg → un appartement lumineux, avec une belle hauteur sous plafond, dans la banlieue de Salzbourg

lofty

adj (+er)
(= high)hoch; he rose to a lofty positioner stieg in eine gehobene Position auf
(= noble) idealshoch(fliegend); ambitionshochfliegend; sentimentserhaben; prose, styleerlesen, gehoben, hochtrabend (pej)
(= haughty)stolz, hochmütig
n (inf)Lange(r) mf (inf)

lofty

[ˈlɒftɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (frm) (sentiments, aims) → nobile; (haughty, manner) → di superiorità, altezzoso/a (liter) (mountain) → alto/a

loft

(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
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They got on excellently, for Amy's chief care was soon set at rest by learning that the gentleman would leave first, and she was chatting away in a peculiarly lofty strain, when the old lady got out.
Their freedom of expression was at first incomprehensible to her, though she had no difficulty in reconciling it with a lofty chastity which in the Creole woman seems to be inborn and unmistakable.
Living masses of the English, to the amount, in the whole, of near three thousand, were moving slowly across the plain, toward the common center, and gradually approached each other, as they converged to the point of their march, a vista cut through the lofty trees, where the road to the Hudson entered the forest.
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A gentleman in all his relations and under all circumstances, even his cold scientific abstraction was provocative; rich men envied his lofty ignorance of the smaller details of money-making, even while they mistrusted his judgment.
Its splendid halls and suites of spacious apartments are floored with a mosaic-work of costly marbles; its windows, the whole height of each room, admit the sunshine through the most transparent of plate-glass; its high cornices are gilded, and its ceilings gorgeously painted; and a lofty dome--through which, from the central pavement, you may gaze up to the sky, as with no obstructing medium between--surmounts the whole.
Furthermore, on the left hand as you enter the front door, is a certain room or office, about fifteen feet square, and of a lofty height, with two of its arched windows commanding a view of the aforesaid dilapidated wharf, and the third looking across a narrow lane, and along a portion of Derby Street.
On a fine autumnal afternoon, Ichabod, in pensive mood, sat enthroned on the lofty stool from whence he usually watched all the concerns of his little literary realm.
Go and gaze upon the iron emblematical harpoons round yonder lofty mansion, and your question will be answered.
Next moment with a rapid, nameless impulse, in a superb lofty arch the bright steel spans the foaming distance, and quivers in the life spot of the whale.
Out of some she had been ordered with curses; but Marija was not afraid of man or devil, and asked every one she saw--visitors and strangers, or workpeople like herself, and once or twice even high and lofty office personages, who stared at her as if they thought she was crazy.
That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerr- ingly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction.