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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.
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


(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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


(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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References in classic literature ?
there is so much lusting for loftiness! There are so many convulsions of the ambitions!
Such an experience gives you a better impression of the loftiness of your spars than any amount of running aloft could do.
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."
For verses, though never so well composed, cannot be literally (that is word for word) translated out of one language into another without losing much of their beauty and loftiness."*
Then recoiling a step, he raised his person to its greatest elevation, and looked upon the hostile band, by whom he was environed, with an air of loftiness and disdain, as he spoke aloud, in the language of the Siouxes--
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.
England with her commercial spirit will not and cannot understand the Emperor Alexander's loftiness of soul.
I dare say it's quite true that there's never been any one else." Mainhall vouched for her constancy with a loftiness that made Alexander smile, even while a kind of rapid excitement was tingling through him.
I remember the time when he came to me and cried, talking of you, and all the poetry and loftiness of his feeling for you, and I know that the longer he has lived with you the loftier you have been in his eyes.
There is a sublimity about their loftiness. I love to "sit at ease and look down upon the wasps' nest beneath;" to listen to the dull murmur of the human tide ebbing and flowing ceaselessly through the narrow streets and lanes below.
Indeed, the mansions and their inhabitants were so much alike in that respect, that the people were often to be found drawn up on opposite sides of dinner-tables, in the shade of their own loftiness, staring at the other side of the way with the dullness of the houses.