lofty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lofty" in British English

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uk   /ˈlɒf.ti/  us   /ˈlɑːf-/

lofty adjective (POSITION)

formal high: a lofty ​ceiling/​mountain/​wall

lofty adjective (IDEAS)

formal Lofty ​ideas, etc. are of a high ​moralstandard: lofty ​sentiments/​ideals 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
adverb uk   us   /-tɪ.li/ disapproving
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of lofty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lofty" in American English

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 us   /ˈlɔf·ti/
high: lofty ​mountains If someone’s ​ideas or words are lofty, they show high ​principles or ​standards: lofty ​sentiments
(Definition of lofty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lofty”
in Chinese (Simplified) 位置, 高的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 位置, 高的…
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