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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lofty /ˈlɔfti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loft·y a. [Compar. Loftier superl. Loftiest.]
 1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
    See lofty Lebanon his head advance.   --Pope.
 2. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.
    The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity.   --Is. lvii. 15.
    Lofty and sour to them that loved him not.   --Shak.
    Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Tall; high; exalted; dignified; stately; majestic; sublime; proud; haughty. See Tall.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: exalted, high-flown, high-minded,
              rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]
      2: of imposing height; especially standing out above others;
         "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires
         of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs" [syn: eminent, soaring,
      3: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant
         pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine
         peaks" [syn: gallant, majestic, proud]
      [also: loftiest, loftier]