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toplofty

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adjective top·lofty \ˈtäp-ˌlȯf-tē\

Definition of toplofty

  1. :  very superior in air or attitude

top·loft·i·ly play \täp-ˈlȯf-tə-lē\ adverb
top·loft·i·ness play \ˈtäp-ˌlȯf-tē-nəs\ noun


Examples of toplofty

  1. <those toplofty history professors who sneeringly use the term popularizer to describe any historian whose works are read with pleasure>



Variants of toplofty

also top·loft·i·cal play \täp-ˈlȯf-ti-kəl\

Origin of toplofty

probably from the phrase top loft


First Known Use: 1823


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