Associations to the word «Lofty»


LOFTY, adjective. High, tall, having great height or stature
LOFTY, adjective. Idealistic, implying over-optimism
LOFTY, adjective. Extremely proud; arrogant; haughty
LOFTY, proper noun. (informal) nickname for a tall (usually male) person

Dictionary definition

LOFTY, adjective. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose".
LOFTY, adjective. Of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs".
LOFTY, adjective. Having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats