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.
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]