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