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3 definitions found
 for Lofty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lofty \Loft"y\, a. [Compar. Loftier; superl. Loftiest.]
     [From Loft.]
     1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
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              See lofty Lebanon his head advance.   --Pope.
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     2. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit,
        bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately;
        characterized by pride; haughty.
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              The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity.
                                                    --Is. lvii.
                                                    15.
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              Lofty and sour to them that loved him not. --Shak.
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              Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
                                                    --Milton.
  
     Syn: Tall; high; exalted; dignified; stately; majestic;
          sublime; proud; haughty. See Tall.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lofty
      adj 1: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature
             or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-
             flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty
             concept"; "a grand purpose" [syn: exalted, elevated,
             sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty,
             rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]
      2: of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an
         eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the
         cathedral"; "towering icebergs" [syn: eminent, lofty,
         soaring, towering]
      3: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant
         pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine
         peaks" [syn: gallant, lofty, majestic, proud]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  248 Moby Thesaurus words for "lofty":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Olympian, aerial, affected, aggrandized,
     airy, altitudinous, ambitious, analytic, analytical, apotheosized,
     aristocratic, arrogant, ascending, aspiring, august, awesome,
     beatified, bedizened, benevolent, big, big-sounding, bighearted,
     blue-blooded, brand, candid, canonized, cavalier, celebrated,
     chivalrous, classy, clear, cogent, colossal, compelling,
     condescending, consequent, considerate, contemptuous, contumelious,
     convincing, convoluted, declamatory, deified, detached, dignified,
     discriminating, disdainful, disinterested, dispassionate,
     distinguished, dominating, domineering, elevated, eloquent,
     eminent, ennobled, enshrined, enthroned, erect, ethereal,
     euphuistic, exalted, excellent, famous, fancy, flamboyant, flaming,
     flashy, flaunting, flossy, fulsome, garish, gaudy, generous,
     glorified, glorious, godlike, grand, grandiloquent, grandiose,
     grandisonant, grave, great, great of heart, greathearted, handsome,
     haughty, held in awe, heroic, high, high and mighty,
     high-and-mighty, high-faluting, high-flowing, high-flown,
     high-flying, high-headed, high-minded, high-nosed, high-pitched,
     high-reaching, high-set, high-sounding, high-toned, high-up,
     highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, honorable, honored,
     idealistic, illustrious, immortal, immortalized, impartial,
     imperial, impersonal, imposing, inkhorn, insolent, inspiring,
     intelligent, knightly, labyrinthine, largehearted, lauded, leading,
     lexiphanic, liberal, lifted, logical, logo, logotype, lucid, lurid,
     magisterial, magnanimous, magnificent, magnified, magniloquent,
     majestic, meretricious, mighty, monumental, mounting, moving,
     neutral, noble, noble-minded, notable, on stilts, openhanded,
     orotund, ostentatious, outtopping, overbearing, overdone,
     overelaborate, overinvolved, overlooking, overtopping, overweening,
     overwrought, patronizing, pedantic, perspicuous, pompous,
     pretentious, princely, prominent, proud, purse-proud, raised,
     rampant, ratiocinative, rational, reasonable, regal, renowned,
     respected, rhetorical, sainted, sanctified, scornful, selfless,
     sensational, sensationalistic, sensible, sententious, serious,
     showy, shrined, skyscraping, snobbish, snooty, snotty, soaring,
     solemn, sonorous, sound, spiring, stately, steep, stilted,
     stuck-up, sublime, subtle, superb, supercilious, supereminent,
     superior, superlative, supernal, tall, telling, thoroughbred,
     throned, tony, topless, toplofty, topping, tortuous, towering,
     towery, trademark, unbiased, uninfluenced, unselfish, unswayed,
     upcast, upflung, uplifted, uppish, uppity, upraised, upreared,
     upright, upstage, upthrown, utopian, vainglorious, valid, vaunting,
     venerable, visionary, weighty
  
  

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