adjective \ˈlf-tē\

: rising to a great height : very tall and impressive

: very high and good : deserving to be admired

: showing the insulting attitude of people who think that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people


Full Definition of LOFTY

a :  elevated in character and spirit :  noble <lofty ideals>
b :  elevated in status :  superior
:  having a haughty overbearing manner :  supercilious
a :  rising to a great height :  impressively high <lofty mountains>
b :  remote, esoteric
:  having full-bodied, firm, and resilient textile fibers <lofty flannel>
loft·i·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb
loft·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of LOFTY

  1. He set lofty goals for himself as a teacher.
  2. She showed a lofty disregard for their objections.

First Known Use of LOFTY

15th century

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Rhymes with LOFTY


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