Meaning of “lofty” in the English Dictionary

"lofty" in British English

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loftyadjective

uk /ˈlɒf.ti/ us /ˈlɑːf.ti/
loftily
adverb uk /ˈlɒf.təl.i/ us /ˈlɑːf.təl.i/ disapproving
loftiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈlɒf.ti.nəs/ us /ˈlɑːf.ti.nəs/

(Definition of “lofty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lofty" in American English

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loftyadjective

us /ˈlɔf·ti/

high:

lofty mountains

If someone’s ideas or words are lofty, they show high principles or standards:

(Definition of “lofty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)