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lofty

[ lawf-tee, lof- ]
/ ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf- /
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adjective, loft·i·er, loft·i·est.

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.

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Origin of lofty

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English loft, -y1
1. See high.
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British Dictionary definitions for lofty

lofty
/ (ˈlɒftɪ) /

adjective loftier or loftiest

of majestic or imposing height
exalted or noble in character or nature
haughty or supercilious
elevated, eminent, or superior
loftily, adverbloftiness, noun
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