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LOFTY (loftier, loftiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lofty mean? 

LOFTY (adjective)
  The adjective LOFTY has 3 senses:

1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
2. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
3. having or displaying great dignity or nobility

  Familiarity information: LOFTY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOFTY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

Synonyms:

noble-minded; lofty; high-minded; exalted; high-flown; idealistic; rarified; rarefied; sublime; grand

Context examples:

an exalted ideal / argue in terms of high-flown ideals / a noble and lofty concept / a grand purpose

Similar:

noble (having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character)


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Meaning:

Of imposing height; especially standing out above others

Synonyms:

towering; lofty; soaring; eminent

Context examples:

an eminent peak / lofty mountains / the soaring spires of the cathedral / towering icebergs

Similar:

high ((literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high'))


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Meaning:

Having or displaying great dignity or nobility

Synonyms:

proud; majestic; lofty; gallant

Context examples:

a gallant pageant / lofty ships / majestic cities / proud alpine peaks

Similar:

impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)


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