Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “lordly”

lordly

adjective     /ˈlɔːd.li/ US  /ˈlɔːrd-/
describes someone who behaves as if they are better than other people: a lordly airShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of lordly adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of lordly

Translations of “lordly”

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More