Related to toplofty: unbeknownst, wackiness


 (tŏp′lôf′tē, -lŏf′-)
adj. top·loft·i·er, top·loft·i·est
Haughty; pretentious.

top′loft′i·ness n.
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informal haughty or pretentious
ˈtopˌloftily adv
ˈtopˌloftiness n
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(ˈtɒpˈlɔf ti, -ˈlɒf-)

also top′loft′i•cal,

condescending; haughty.
top′loft′i•ly, adv.
top′loft′i•ness, n.
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