ex·​alt·​ed | \ ig-ˈzȯl-təd How to pronounce exalted (audio) \

Definition of exalted

1 : 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
2 : held in high estimation : glorified or praised our most exalted heroes
3 : 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

Other Words from exalted

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

First Known Use of exalted

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of exalted was circa 1616

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