from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lord.
  • adjective Very dignified and noble.
  • adjective Pretentiously arrogant and overbearing.
  • adverb In a dignified, noble fashion befitting or characteristic of a lord.
  • adverb In a pretentiously arrogant and overbearing manner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the character or quality of a lord; having high or noble rank; noble; aristocratic.
  • Pertaining to or befitting a lord; characteristic of lordship; large or grand in scale, size, or extent.
  • Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
  • Synonyms Domineering, overbearing, lofty.
  • In the manner of a lord; hence, proudly; imperiously; despotically.

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

  • adverb In a lordly manner.
  • adjective Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable.
  • adjective Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.

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

  • adjective obsolete of or relating to a lord.
  • adjective Appropriate for, or suitable to, a lord.
  • adverb In the manner of a lord. Showing command or nobility.

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

  • adjective having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
  • adjective of or befitting a lord


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