ex·​alt·​ed ig-ˈzȯl-təd How to pronounce exalted (audio)
: elevated in rank, power, or character : lofty
He was regarded as the most exalted personage in the whole religious order …Albert Hourani
… they occupy an exalted position within their societies.David Stern
We look at super successful people and marvel over how they have obtained their exalted status, fame and fortune.Jack Kelly
… the exalted language of poetry and literature …Daniel Pearson
"She sees ordinary life as a definite comedown from the exalted ideal that she grew up with …"Mary Gordon
: held in high estimation : glorified or praised
our most exalted heroes
: raised high : elevated
From the Campidoglio's exalted heights, ancient travelers gazed at a rich urban tapestry below.Tony T. P. Perrottet
With about … 1.6 billion bottles in 2005, there is clearly more wine than can be sold at exalted prices.Tyler Colman
exaltedly adverb
… perhaps then new excitements will bubble up through the floorboards, pour through the speakers, and set us momentarily but exaltedly free. James Wolcott
exaltedness noun
The priests' outfits reflected the sanctity and exaltedness of their position. Elisheva Salamo

Examples of exalted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The consumption of physical goods has seen a significant slowdown (albeit measured against the exalted peaks of the post-pandemic overshoot). Mike Sommers, Fortune Europe, 1 Feb. 2024 Our labor is not valuable simply as a means to charitable giving or more exalted pursuits, Bahnsen argues, but is an integral part of our identity and a foundation for human flourishing. Katherine Howell, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 The platform served as a hub during the Blog Era, an exalted chapter of rap history where everyone from upstart artists to veteran acts began placing free music on their site and others. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 8 Jan. 2024 On the 4th, Mars enters its exalted sign of Capricorn and puts some communal fire power behind your efforts for the next six weeks. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Dec. 2023 The most direct avenue into her incendiary brew of exalted love and devastating fury, revealing her revelatory voice of emancipation, is opera. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 Marton’s conjecture has links to proof systems, coding theory and cryptography, and occupies an exalted place in additive combinatorics. Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 6 Dec. 2023 The 1970s are often regarded as the poor stepchild of the ‘60s, culturally speaking, that exalted decade of transformation, when the world went in short order from straight to swinging to psychedelic. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Despite the dry patches, the first act braids together just enough threads of surreal setting, romantic tension, and exalted ambitions — plus a mighty, possibly murderous storm — to pack the audience off to intermission eager for more of the good stuff. Vulture, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of exalted was circa 1616

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“Exalted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exalted. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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