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

 lord·ly /-li/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lord·ly, adv. In a lordly manner.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lord·ly, a. [Compar. Lordlier superl. Lordliest.]
 1. Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable.
    She brought forth butter in a lordly dish.   --Judges v. 25.
    Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them.   --South.
 The maidens gathered strength and grace
 And presence, lordlier than before.   --Tennyson.
 2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
    Lords are lordliest in their wine.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Imperious; haughty; overbearing; tyrannical; despotic; domineering; arrogant. See Imperious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of
             august lineage" [syn: august, grand]
      2: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
         those one views as unworthy; "some economists are
         disdainful of their colleagues in other social
         disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners
         were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very
         sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my
         clothes with a supercilious air"; "shaggy supercilious
         camels"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
         [syn: disdainful, haughty, prideful, sniffy, supercilious,
      [also: lordliest, lordlier]