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

  • adjective Haughty; pretentious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a high top; hence, figuratively, pompous; bombastic; inflated; pretentious: as, toplofty airs; toplofty speeches.

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

  • adjective Self-important, haughty.


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  • "Now, don't come all over toplofty on me!" the captain remonstrated.

    Tran Siberian

  • That would not please a toplofty clan of Prussian Junkers with an Italian aristocrat thrown in the mix!

    Naked Cruelty

  • Erik Jacobs for The Wall Street Journal O Ya I picked one of the set menus and began with an appetizer that makes a toplofty nod to American grassroots: veal sweetbreads with whole-wheat waffle, smoked maple syrup and citrus quark.

    Boston Goes Way Beyond Cod

  • Let's just say that, from my Masa perspective on things fishy, without being too toplofty about it, the Sushisamba lunch for roughly half the price of my lunch at Bar Masa, was perfect for a day when my spirit wasn't ready for an encounter with soul-riveting perfection.

    The Sashimi Challenge

  • “I believe I shall keep my distance andlaugh at him from afar if it turns out that he is as pretentious and toplofty as he is reputed to be,” Christine said.

    Slightly Dangerous

  • But you are doing it in your own inimitable fashion by growing colder and more toplofty rather than more heated like the rest of us lesser mortals.

    Slightly Dangerous

  • A more toplofty, chilling man she had never known.

    Slightly Dangerous

  • He was enormously powerful and toplofty — and as cold as ice, or so it was said.

    Slightly Dangerous

  • And the very first person she saw — of course! — was the Duke of Bewcastle, looking dark and elegant and toplofty as he stood at the opposite side of the room conversing with a handsome raven-haired lady who was seated and sipping from a glass of wine.

    Slightly Dangerous

  • "Now, don't come all over toplofty on me!" the captain remonstrated.

    The Outstretched Shadow


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