Lofty meaning

lôftē, lŏf-
Elevated; noble; sublime.
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Of imposing height.
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(informal) Nickname for a tall (usually male) person.
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Haughty; arrogant.
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High, tall, having great height or stature.

A lofty bed.

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Idealistic, implying over-optimism.

A lofty goal.

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The definition of lofty is very high in the air, elevated in character, or overly grand.

An example of lofty used as an adjective is the phrase a lofty tree which means a tree that is very tall.

An example of lofty used as an adjective is the phrase lofty writing which means writing full of complex words, phrases and images.

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Very high.

A lofty peak in the Alps.

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Elevated in character; exalted.
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Affecting grandness; pompous.
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Arrogant; haughty.
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Origin of lofty

  • Middle English noble from loft upstairs room, sky loft

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, noble, from loft (“upstairs room, sky").

    From Wiktionary