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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 ?
With all the lordly majesty of Numa, the lion, he strode straight toward the growling beasts.
There were half a dozen flies or more from the Woking station standing in the road by the sand pits, a basket- chaise from Chobham, and a rather lordly carriage.
He could appear to strut even while sitting still and he showed that he was a lion of lordly characteristics by the air with which he spat.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
Then the ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
Thus was created the famous "Northwest Company," which for a time held a lordly sway over the wintry lakes and boundless forests of the Canadas, almost equal to that of the East India Company over the voluptuous climes and magnificent realms of the Orient.
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.
Your soldierly stride, your lordly port -- these will not do.
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.
The hills and the rocks are rent asunder in places, excavations expose great blocks of building-stone that have lain buried for ages, and all the mean houses and walls of modern Smyrna along the way are spotted white with broken pillars, capitals and fragments of sculptured marble that once adorned the lordly palaces that were the glory of the city in the olden time.
The place offered me was not one of lordly distinction; in fact, it was partly of the character of that I had already rejected in Cincinnati, but I hoped that in the smaller city its duties would not be so odious; and by the time I came to fill it, a change had taken place in the arrangements so that I was given charge of the news department.
And touching this matter of outward show, they are both very lordly, and neither of them likes it to be referred to, but they endure in different ways.