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1 extending to a great distance upward
  • the ever-increasing lofty heights of the world's skyscrapers
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2 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • She acts all lofty and superior just because she went to an Ivy League college.
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4 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature
  • He remained true to the cause's lofty ideals, regardless of the changing winds of popular opinion.
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high, tall, lofty mean above the average in height. high implies marked extension upward and is applied chiefly to things which rise from a base or foundation or are placed at a conspicuous height above a lower level.
    • a high hill
    • a high ceiling
tall applies to what grows or rises high by comparison with others of its kind and usually implies relative narrowness.
    • a tall thin man
lofty suggests great or imposing altitude.
    • lofty mountain peaks


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