Definition of lordly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɔːdli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːrdli//
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  1. 1behaving in a way that suggests that you think you are better than other people synonym haughty He dismissed us with a lordly gesture.
  2. 2large and impressive; suitable for a lord synonym imposing a lordly mansion
  3. Word OriginOld English hlāfordlic (see lord, -ly).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lordly