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lofty

adjective (IDEAS)    /ˈlɒf.ti/ US  /ˈlɑːf-/
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     /-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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