from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of imposing height.
- adj. Elevated in character; exalted.
- adj. Affecting grandness; pompous.
- adj. Arrogant; haughty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. high, tall, having great height or stature
- adj. idealistic, implying over-optimism
- adj. extremely proud
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
- adj. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Raised in space or dimensions; lifted high up; elevated; very high.
- Elevated in condition, character, or quality; raised above the common level; characterized by eminence, dignity, sublimity, etc.; exalted; impressive.
- Elevated in conceit; manifesting pride or arrogance; haughty; ostentatious.
- Synonyms High, etc. See tall.
- Sublime, exalted, stately, majestic. See grand.
- Arrogant, magisterial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
- adj. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
- adj. having or displaying great dignity or nobility
Now, now, you needn't hesitate at taking what I call a lofty salary, for it always was my way to pay down handsome.
She had not shown any astonishment at what she called my lofty intellect; she had always believed in it; she had praised it unreasonably.
Politics has always been about “I am privileged, you are not” as seen in lofty chambers of Parliament.
You will never find such as these on your path, if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine emotion touches your spirit and your body.
These are brown shirts, egomaniacs who mask their lust for total domination and the dismantling of democracy in lofty patriotic rhetoric, which has no meaning to them except as a tool to numb the masses, or to manipulate them emotionally.
Republicans have packaged their bullshit in lofty sounding names for years … about time the Democrats start relabeling it.
In what ways was World War I an attempt to clothe base instincts in lofty purposes?
You will never find such as these on your path if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine emotion touches your spirit and your body.
His father, who might have taught him some adult alternatives, preferred to spend his family time in lofty, disapproving silence.
Tejada's distinction hitting a grand slam as part of the cycle puts him in lofty statistical company.