from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of lordly dignity; high station.
  • noun Lordly pride; haughtiness.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being lordly.

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

  • noun The property of being lordly; the bearing or manner of a lord.

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

  • noun overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
  • noun formality in bearing and appearance


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  • In Archbishop Parker's time this had been a busy post, as the state observed at Lambeth and Croydon was very considerable; but Grindal was of a more retiring nature, disliking as was said, "lordliness"; and although still the household was an immense affair, in its elaborateness and splendour beyond almost any but royal households of the present day, still Anthony's duties were far from heavy.

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  • He had put on weight, increased in size, and, protected by the taboo, had become self-confident almost to lordliness.


  • ‘Be!’ and it becometh; what I most wonder at is his understanding, how it hath increased, and whence he hath gotten this loftiness and this lordliness; but, when Allah willeth weal unto a man, He amendeth his intelligence before bringing him to worldly affluence.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But there is often a lordliness about it which some, such as I, may find redeems it.

    Monday, June 30, 2008

  • But there is often a lordliness about it which some, such as I, may find redeems it.

    Friday, June 06, 2008

  • A new block of masonry was built up from the ground of such height and lordliness that the remnant of the old pile left standing became as a mere cup-bearer and culinary menial beside it.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • For Jolly, who had a sort of natural lordliness, had passed at once into a very small set, who secretly amused his father.

    In Chancery

  • When off the box, his hands are thrust into the pockets of his great coat, and he rolls about the inn yard with an air of the most absolute lordliness.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • She had a visitor with her already when I called, a fortyish substantial - looking man introduced coquettishly as Paul, who behaved with unmistakable lordliness, the master in his domain.

    Hot Money

  • But the wrath of the Arch-Enemy, as may well be believed, waxed greater as this prodigious structure gradually developed itself in all its lordliness and strength, and was not at all appeased at its triumphant completion.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860


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