The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of imposing height.
  • adj. Elevated in character; exalted.
  • adj. Affecting grandness; pompous.
  • adj. Arrogant; haughty.

Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. high, tall, having great height or stature
  • adj. idealistic, implying over-optimism
  • adj. extremely proud

the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
  • adj. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Raised in space or dimensions; lifted high up; elevated; very high.
  • Elevated in condition, character, or quality; raised above the common level; characterized by eminence, dignity, sublimity, etc.; exalted; impressive.
  • Elevated in conceit; manifesting pride or arrogance; haughty; ostentatious.
  • Synonyms High, etc. See tall.
  • Sublime, exalted, stately, majestic. See grand.
  • Arrogant, magisterial.

WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
  • adj. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  • adj. having or displaying great dignity or nobility

Word Usage

" Now, now, you needn't hesitate at taking what I call a lofty salary, for it always was my way to pay down handsome. "


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