Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being lofty or high; remarkable height or elevation.
  • noun Elevation of character, sentiment, or feeling; the state of being elevated, as by high thought, or puffed up, as by pride or vanity; grandeur; sublimity; haughtiness; arrogance.
  • noun Synonyms Pride, Presumption, etc. See arrogance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being lofty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being lofty.
  • noun arrogance or haughtiness

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun impressiveness in scale or proportion
  • noun the quality of being high or lofty

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Examples

  • I tell you mighty Westarwân, for all his star-crowned loftiness, is no King to me.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • But the daughter of Theodosius submitted, without reluctance, to the desires of the conqueror, a young and valiant prince, who yielded to Alaric in loftiness of stature, but who excelled in the more attractive qualities of grace and beauty.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Theophylact: Or else, the lord of the house is the intellect, which points out the large upper room, that is, the loftiness of intelligences, and which, though it be high, yet has nothing of vain glory, or of pride, but is prepared and made level by humility.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Mark

  • Ah, let them still call loftiness of purpose and whiteness of soul the dreams of a theorist, -- even if they be so, the Ideal in this case is better than the

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 08

  • Ah, let them still call loftiness of purpose and whiteness of soul the dreams of a theorist, -- even if they be so, the Ideal in this case is better than the

    Ernest Maltravers — Complete

  • Republican manliness is not at odds with such unguarded displays of affect, for the "loftiness" and

    Love and Merit in the Maritime Historical Novel: Cooper and Scott

  • He found himself indulging in the most petty meannesses, and following these with flashes of a kind of loftiness of mind.

    Windy McPherson's Son

  • And he was ennobled, as well, by the loftiness of thought and beauty he found in the books.

    Chapter 8

  • The loftiness as well as scope of Manhattans fourth Apple store may appear strange to some.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • The loftiness as well as scope of Manhattans fourth Apple store may appear strange to some.

    Apple opens biggest, baddest retail store ever in NYC's Upper West ...

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