Definition of Lofty

1. Adjective. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style. "A grand purpose"




2. Adjective. Of imposing height; especially standing out above others. "Towering icebergs"
Exact synonyms: Eminent, Soaring, Towering
Similar to: High
Derivative terms: Loftiness, Loftiness

3. Adjective. Having or displaying great dignity or nobility. "Proud alpine peaks"
Exact synonyms: Gallant, Majestic, Proud
Similar to: Impressive
Derivative terms: Loftiness, Majesty

Definition of Lofty

1. a. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.

Definition of Lofty

1. Proper noun. (informal) nickname for a tall (usually male) person ¹

2. Adjective. high, tall, having great height or stature ¹

3. Adjective. idealistic, implying over-optimism ¹

4. Adjective. extremely proud ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lofty

1. extending high in the air [adj LOFTIER, LOFTIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lofty

lofted
lofted drive
lofter
lofters
lofthead
loftheads
loftier
loftiest
loftily
loftiness
loftinesses
lofting
loftless
loftlike
lofts
lofty
log
log-in
log-log paper
log Z's
log boat
log cabin
log cabins
log choker
log dog
log drive
log drives
log flumes
log in

Literary usage of Lofty

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1864)
"WHY SO MANY AMBITIOUS MEN AND SO LITTLE Lofty AMBITION ARE TO BE FOUND IN THE UNITED STATES. THE first thing which strikes a traveller in the United States ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"WHY SO MANY AMBITIOUS MEN AND SO LITTLE Lofty AMBITION ARE TO BE FOUND IN THE UNITED STATES. THE first thing which strikes a traveller in the United States ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Returning through the large and lofty hall, they ascended a broad staircase of shining oak, which, after many flights and many landing-places, brought them ..."

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