Definition of lofty adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    lofty

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈlɔfti//
     
    (loftier, loftiest)(formal)
     
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  1. 1(of buildings, mountains, etc.) very high and impressive lofty ceilings/rooms/towers
  2. 2[usually before noun] (approving) (of a thought, an aim, etc.) deserving praise because of its high moral quality lofty ambitions/ideals/principles
  3. 3(disapproving) showing a belief that you are worth more than other people synonym haughty her lofty disdain for other people
NAmE//ˈlɔftəli//
 
adverb
NAmE//ˈlɔftinəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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