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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 ?
The famous gentlemen of Asia and Europe have been of this strong type; Saladin, Sapor, the Cid, Julius Caesar, Scipio, Alexander, Pericles, and the lordliest personages.
That Hindus won't eat meat but Mohammed called it "the lordliest food of the people.
She gave him mind, the lordliest Proportion, and, above the rest, Dominion in the head and breast.