Definition of lofty
2 : having a haughty overbearing manner : supercilious
4 : having full-bodied, firm, and resilient textile fibers <lofty flannel>
loftilyplay \-tə-lē\ adverb
loftinessplay \-tē-nəs\ noun
Examples of lofty in a sentence
He set lofty goals for himself as a teacher.
She showed a lofty disregard for their objections.
First Known Use of lofty
Synonym Discussion of lofty
LOFTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lofty for English Language Learners
: 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
LOFTY Defined for Kids
Definition of lofty for Students
1 : rising to a great height <lofty trees>
2 : of high rank or admirable quality <lofty lineage> <He set lofty goals.>
3 : showing a proud and superior attitude <Yet I knew him otherwise: a lofty lord without kindness … — Avi, Crispin>
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