- extending high in the air; of imposing height; towering: lofty mountains.
- exalted in rank, dignity, or character; eminent.
- elevated in style, tone, or sentiment, as writings or speech.
- arrogantly or condescendingly superior in manner; haughty: to treat someone in a lofty manner.
- Nautical. noting a rig of a sailing ship having extraordinarily high masts.
- (of fabric or yarn) thick and resilient.
Origin of lofty
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1. elevated. See high. 3. sublime. 4. supercilious.
2. lowly. 4. humble.
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Examples from the Web for loftiness
Basically any quality of weed will do, since the extraction of THC is the point and not the flavor or loftiness of effect.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
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What manner of man was he to train a youth to loftiness and honour?The Tavern Knight
He had the aspect of a Fleming, but the loftiness of a Spaniard.
Even when the collection was taken up they maintained their loftiness of poise.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
Without poetry, there is no loftiness in friendship, no devotedness in love.
Behind and above there was no loftiness of ideality or of veneration.The Bishop of Cottontown
John Trotwood Moore
- of majestic or imposing height
- exalted or noble in character or nature
- haughty or supercilious
- elevated, eminent, or superior
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Word Origin and History for loftiness
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