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4 definitions found
 for lordly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lordly \Lord"ly\, adv.
     In a lordly manner.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lordly \Lord"ly\, a. [Compar. Lordlier; superl. Lordliest.]
     [Lord + -ly. Cf. Lordlike.]
     1. Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord;
        resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified;
        honorable.
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              She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. --Judges
                                                    v. 25.
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              Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them.
                                                    --South.
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              The maidens gathered strength and grace
              And presence, lordlier than before.   --Tennyson.
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     2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
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              Lords are lordliest in their wine.    --Milton.
  
     Syn: Imperious; haughty; overbearing; tyrannical; despotic;
          domineering; arrogant. See Imperious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lordly
      adj 1: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of
             august lineage" [syn: august, grand, lordly]
      2: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
         those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful
         of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty
         aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked
         with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of
         etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious
         air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn:
         disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly,
         overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious,
         swaggering]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "lordly":
     U, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, affected, arbitrary,
     aristocratic, arrogant, august, authoritarian, authoritative,
     autocratic, bossy, cavalier, courtly, despotic, dictatorial,
     dignified, disdainful, domineering, egotistic, elitist, feudal,
     grand, grandiose, grave, grinding, haughty, high and mighty,
     high-and-mighty, high-handed, hubristic, imperative, imperial,
     imperious, imposing, insolent, kingly, magisterial, magistral,
     magnificent, majestic, masterful, monocratic, noble, oppressive,
     overbearing, overruling, peremptory, princely, puffed, queenly,
     regal, repressive, royal, sedate, severe, snobbish, sober, solemn,
     stately, statuesque, strict, supercilious, superior, suppressive,
     swollen, tyrannical, tyrannous, venerable, worthy
  
  

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