adjective \ˈtäp-ˌlf-tē\

Definition of TOPLOFTY

:  very superior in air or attitude
top·loft·i·ly \täp-ˈlf-tə-lē\ adverb
top·loft·i·ness \ˈtäp-ˌlf-tē-nəs\ noun

Variants of TOPLOFTY

top·lofty also top·loft·i·cal \täp-ˈlf-ti-kəl\

Examples of TOPLOFTY

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

Origin of TOPLOFTY

probably from the phrase top loft
First Known Use: 1823

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