lofty

lofty
Synonyms and related words:
Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Olympian, aerial, affected, aggrandized, airy, altitudinous, ambitious, analytic, analytical, apotheosized, aristocratic, arrogant, ascending, aspiring, august, awesome, beatified, bedizened, benevolent, big, big-sounding, bighearted, blue-blooded, brand, candid, canonized, cavalier, celebrated, chivalrous, classy, clear, cogent, colossal, compelling, condescending, consequent, considerate, contemptuous, contumelious, convincing, convoluted, declamatory, deified, detached, dignified, discriminating, disdainful, disinterested, dispassionate, distinguished, dominating, domineering, elevated, eloquent, eminent, ennobled, enshrined, enthroned, erect, ethereal, euphuistic, exalted, excellent, famous, fancy, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting, flossy, fulsome, garish, gaudy, generous, glorified, glorious, godlike, grand, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, grave, great, great of heart, greathearted, handsome, haughty, held in awe, heroic, high, high and mighty, high-and-mighty, high-faluting, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-headed, high-minded, high-nosed, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-sounding, high-toned, high-up, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, honorable, honored, idealistic, illustrious, immortal, immortalized, impartial, imperial, impersonal, imposing, inkhorn, insolent, inspiring, intelligent, knightly, labyrinthine, largehearted, lauded, leading, lexiphanic, liberal, lifted, logical, logo, logotype, lucid, lurid, magisterial, magnanimous, magnificent, magnified, magniloquent, majestic, meretricious, mighty, monumental, mounting, moving, neutral, noble, noble-minded, notable, on stilts, openhanded, orotund, ostentatious, outtopping, overbearing, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overlooking, overtopping, overweening, overwrought, patronizing, pedantic, perspicuous, pompous, pretentious, princely, prominent, proud, purse-proud, raised, rampant, ratiocinative, rational, reasonable, regal, renowned, respected, rhetorical, sainted, sanctified, scornful, selfless, sensational, sensationalistic, sensible, sententious, serious, showy, shrined, skyscraping, snobbish, snooty, snotty, soaring, solemn, sonorous, sound, spiring, stately, steep, stilted, stuck-up, sublime, subtle, superb, supercilious, supereminent, superior, superlative, supernal, tall, telling, thoroughbred, throned, tony, topless, toplofty, topping, tortuous, towering, towery, trademark, unbiased, uninfluenced, unselfish, unswayed, upcast, upflung, uplifted, uppish, uppity, upraised, upreared, upright, upstage, upthrown, utopian, vainglorious, valid, vaunting, venerable, visionary, weighty

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  • Lofty — may refer to:* Lofty ideal * Mount Lofty (disambiguation) * Lofty s Roach Souffle , a 1990 instrumental music album by Harry Connick Jr. * Lofty Storm Records, a music record labelPeople * Lofty, a fictional character on the 1986 animated… …   Wikipedia

  • Lofty — Loft y, a. [Compar. {Loftier}; superl. {Loftiest}.] [From {Loft}.] 1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high. [1913 Webster] See lofty Lebanon his head advance. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lofty — [adj1] high, elevated aerial, airy, high rise, lifted, raised, sky high, skyscraping, skyward, soaring, spiring, tall, towering; concept 779 Ant. below, beneath, low lofty [adj2] grand, stately arresting, benevolent, big, chivalrous, commanding,… …   New thesaurus

  • lofty — [lôf′tē, läf′tē] adj. loftier, loftiest 1. very high [a lofty peak in the Alps] 2. elevated; noble; sublime 3. haughty; arrogant loftily adv. loftiness n …   English World dictionary

  • Lofty — Lofty, höchste Spitze der Gawlerkette (Südaustralien), 3000 Fuß hoch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • lofty — index grandiose, magnanimous, meritorious, orgulous, presumptuous, prominent, proud (self respecting), remarkable …   Law dictionary

  • lofty — (adj.) exalted, of high rank, early 15c.; also with a high purpose, from LOFT (Cf. loft) + Y (Cf. y) (2). From early 14c. as a surname. Literal sense of high is attested from 1580s. Related: Loftily; loftiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • lofty — *high, tall Analogous words: elevated, raised, lifted (see LIFT): exalted, magnified, aggrandized (see EXALT): imposing, stately, august, majestic (see GRAND): sublime, glorious, superb (see SPLENDID) Contrasted words: lowly, *humble, modest …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lofty — ► ADJECTIVE (loftier, loftiest) 1) of imposing height. 2) noble; elevated. 3) haughty and aloof. 4) (of wool and other textiles) thick and resilient. DERIVATIVES loftily adverb lofti …   English terms dictionary

  • lofty — [[t]lɒ̱fti, AM lɔ͟ːf [/t]] loftier, loftiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A lofty ideal or ambition is noble, important, and admirable. It was a bank that started out with grand ideas and lofty ideals... Amid the chaos, he had lofty aims. 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • lofty — UK [ˈlɒftɪ] / US [ˈlɔftɪ] adjective Word forms lofty : adjective lofty comparative loftier superlative loftiest mainly literary 1) a lofty building or structure is very tall The town hall s lofty tower dates from the fourteenth century. 2) lofty… …   English dictionary

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