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lordly

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1 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • One dinner guest was a little lordly, requesting that the food be prepared in just a certain way.
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3 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature
  • Born to great wealth, he has always displayed a lordly generosity toward the less fortunate.
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proud, arrogant, haughty, lordly, insolent, overbearing, supercilious, disdainful mean showing scorn for inferiors. proud may suggest an assumed superiority or loftiness.
    • too proud to take charity
arrogant implies a claiming for oneself of more consideration or importance than is warranted.
    • a conceited and arrogant executive
haughty suggests a consciousness of superior birth or position.
    • a haughty aristocrat
lordly implies pomposity or an arrogant display of power.
    • a lordly condescension
insolent implies contemptuous haughtiness.
    • ignored by an insolent waiter
overbearing suggests a tyrannical manner or an intolerable insolence.
    • an overbearing supervisor
supercilious implies a cool, patronizing haughtiness.
    • an aloof and supercilious manner
disdainful suggests a more active and openly scornful superciliousness.
    • disdainful of their social inferiors

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