suitable for a lord, as trappings or ceremonies; grand or magnificent.
insolently imperious; haughty; arrogant; overbearing: lordly contempt.
of or relating to a lord.
having the character or attributes of a lord.
befitting a lord, as actions: lordly manners.
Also lord·li·ly. in the manner of a lord.
- lord·li·ness, noun
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How to use lordly in a sentence
It was no surprise that the lordly Senate approved a creatively enhanced tax deal on Monday.
Chris writes about his father, especially, as if observing an august figure, indeed, someone quite lordly.
So when he met Mrs. Jones, he doffed his hat in his usual lordly manner, and paused when she came to a stop.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
With his vast income, acquired from the spoils of nearly every country in Europe, he maintained his high rank in lordly fashion.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He walked around in his lordly way, cocking his eye at his little yellow sons and daughters as they chased the fat little bugs.Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for lordly
haughty; arrogant; proud
of or befitting a lord
archaic in the manner of a lord
- lordliness, noun
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