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lord·ly

 (lôrd′lē)
adj. lord·li·er, lord·li·est
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lord.
2. Very dignified and noble: a lordly and charitable enterprise.
3. Pretentiously arrogant and overbearing.
adv.
1. In a dignified, noble fashion befitting or characteristic of a lord.
2. In a pretentiously arrogant and overbearing manner.

lord′li·ness n.

lordly

(ˈlɔːdlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. haughty; arrogant; proud
2. of or befitting a lord
adv
archaic in the manner of a lord
ˈlordliness n

lord•ly

(ˈlɔrd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. suitable for a lord; grand.
2. insolently imperious; haughty.
adv.
[before 1000]
lord′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lordly - of or befitting a lordlordly - of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
2.lordly - 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
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

lordly

adjective
1. proud, arrogant, lofty, stuck-up (informal), patronizing, dictatorial, condescending, imperious, domineering, overbearing, haughty, tyrannical, despotic, disdainful, high-handed, supercilious, high and mighty (informal), toffee-nosed (slang, chiefly Brit.), hoity-toity (informal) their lordly indifference to patients

lordly

adjective
1. Exercising authority:
2. Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
3. Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance:
Translations
مُتَكَبِّر، بِكِبْرِياء
povýšený
prægtigstorslået
nagyúri
tiginmannlegur; òóttafullur

lordly

[ˈlɔːdlɪ] ADJ (lordlier (compar) (lordliest (superl))) [house, vehicle] → señorial, señoril; [manner] → altivo, arrogante; [command] → imperioso

lordly

[ˈlɔːrdli] adj
(= arrogant) → hautain(e)
noble, majestueux/euseLord Mayor nlord-maire m (titre du maire des principales villes anglaises et galloises)

lordly

adj (+er)
(= magnificent)vornehm; house(hoch)herrschaftlich
(= proud, haughty)hochmütig, arrogant; tone of voiceherrisch, gebieterisch

lordly

[ˈlɔːdlɪ] adj (pej) (person, manner) → altero/a, altezzoso/a; (bearing, castle) → nobile, maestoso/a

lord

(loːd) noun
1. a master; a man or animal that has power over others or over an area. The lion is lord of the jungle.
2. (with capital when used in titles) in the United Kingdom etc a nobleman or man of rank.
3. (with capital) in the United Kingdom, used as part of several official titles. the Lord Mayor.
ˈlordly adjective
grand or proud. a lordly attitude.
ˈlordliness noun
ˈLordship noun
(with His, ~Your etc) a word used in speaking to, or about, a man with the title `Lord' and also certain judges who do not have this title. Thank you, Your Lordship.
the Lord
God; Christ.
lord it over
to act like a lord or master towards. Don't think you can lord it over us.
References in classic literature ?
Though truly vivacious, tumultuous, ostentatious little Flask would now and then stamp with impatience; but not one added heave did he thereby give to the negro's lordly chest.
When the vast body had at last been stripped of its fathom-deep enfoldings, and the bones become dust dry in the sun, then the skeleton was carefully transported up the Pupella glen, where a grand temple of lordly palms now sheltered it.
A fresh breeze blew from the shore, and the lordly boat ploughed her way right gallantly onward.
Your soldierly stride, your lordly port -- these will not do.
In the course of his Narrative, he relates two in- stances of murderous cruelty,--in one of which a planter deliberately shot a slave belonging to a neigh- boring plantation, who had unintentionally gotten within his lordly domain in quest of fish; and in the other, an overseer blew out the brains of a slave who had fled to a stream of water to escape a bloody scourging.
he said, "he's got a fine lordly way with him, hasn't he?
Now Nada started like a frightened bird, but quickly gathered up her thoughts, and turned upon me in a lordly way.
Suppose he should relent And publish Grace to all, on promise made Of new Subjection; with what eyes could we Stand in his presence humble, and receive Strict Laws impos'd, to celebrate his Throne With warbl'd Hymns, and to his Godhead sing Forc't Halleluiah's; while he Lordly sits Our envied Sovran, and his Altar breathes Ambrosial Odours and Ambrosial Flowers, Our servile offerings.
Shall the lordly savage not only disdain the virtues and enjoyments of civilization himself, but shall he control the civilization of a world?
Remember, Sancho, if thou make virtue thy aim, and take a pride in doing virtuous actions, thou wilt have no cause to envy those who have princely and lordly ones, for blood is an inheritance, but virtue an acquisition, and virtue has in itself alone a worth that blood does not possess.
Tell them to kill two fine harts against to-morrow eve, for we shall have great company and lordly sport.
Naseby, pointing to the luncheon; and he arose, lordly in his anger, and marched forth upon the terrace to await his horse.