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English definition of “lofty”

lofty

adjective uk   /ˈlɒf.ti/ us    /ˈlɑːf-/

lofty adjective (POSITION)

formal high: a lofty ceiling/mountain/wallHigh, tall and deep

lofty adjective (IDEAS)

formal Lofty ideas, etc. are of a high moral standard: lofty sentiments/idealsVirtue and moral good disapproving If you have a lofty way of behaving or talking, etc., you act as if you think you are better than other people: a lofty attitude/air/toneShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
loftily
adverb uk   /-tɪ.li/ disapproving us  
loftiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Saddening, shocking and upsetting
(Definition of lofty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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