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English definition of “lofty”

lofty

adjective (IDEAS)    /ˈlɒf.ti/ US  /ˈlɑːf-/
formal Lofty ideas , etc. are of a high moral standard : lofty sentiments / ideals Virtue 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 / tone Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting loftily     /-tɪ.li/ adverb disapproving loftiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Saddening, shocking and upsetting
(Definition of lofty adjective (IDEAS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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