Definition of lofty
2 : having a haughty overbearing manner : supercilious She showed a lofty disregard for their objections.
4 : having full-bodied, firm, and resilient textile fibers lofty flannel
loftilyplay \ˈlȯf-tə-lē\ adverb
loftinessplay \ˈlȯf-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.
Recent Examples of lofty from the Web
Smoke detectors went off, too, investigators have determined - but because of the intensity, speed and lofty location of the fire, Gilmore said neighbors were key in spreading the alarm.
The dream had a suitably lofty name: the Grand Bargain.
But the Cowboys haven’t won consecutive NFC East titles in more than a decade, and will have their work cut out to reach those lofty goals.
With a lofty goal to collect 27 tons (yes, TONS) of plastic garbage, debris, and whatever else is floating around Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, the eco-conscious brand is on an ocean-cleaning mission, according to Bustle.
Having the last name of Brohm, living Louisville and playing quarterback brought lofty expectations.
The applicants included a who’s who of marijuana cultivators with national reputations and locals with deep pockets and lofty aspirations.
Lofty expectations for earnings growth at American companies raise the risk of disappointment, said Vadim Zlotnikov, chief market strategist and co-head of multi-asset solutions at AllianceBernstein.
For all the lofty rhetoric from the blast-wall encased U.S. embassy, Washington, in truth, did not seem terribly interested in upholding the rule of law.
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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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