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Definition of "lofty" []

  • Of imposing height. (adjective)
  • Elevated in character; exalted. (adjective)
  • Affecting grandness; pompous. (adjective)
  • Arrogant; haughty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lofty" in a sentence
  • "Now, now, you needn't hesitate at taking what I call a lofty salary, for it always was my way to pay down handsome."
  • "She had not shown any astonishment at what she called my lofty intellect; she had always believed in it; she had praised it unreasonably."
  • "Politics has always been about “I am privileged, you are not” as seen in lofty chambers of Parliament."