top·​lofty | \ˈtäp-ˌlȯf-tē \
variants: or less commonly toploftical \ täp-​ˈlȯf-​ti-​kəl \

Definition of toplofty 

: very superior in air or attitude

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Other Words from toplofty

toploftily \ täp-​ˈlȯf-​tə-​lē \ adverb
toploftiness \ ˈtäp-​ˌlȯf-​tē-​nəs \ noun

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How many words do we need to describe those who seem to think they're better than the rest of us? By the 19th century we already had arrogant, haughty, and supercilious, but there was apparently need for more because by mid-century the language had garnered two others: toplofty and its variant toploftical. The source of these is likely the phrase top loft, which refers to the highest story of a building. Neither is common, but both are available to you should their synonyms prove too boring or obvious.

Examples of toplofty in a Sentence

those toplofty history professors who sneeringly use the term “popularizer” to describe any historian whose works are read with pleasure

First Known Use of toplofty

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toplofty

probably from the phrase top loft

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The first known use of toplofty was in 1823

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