What does the word lofty mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Loftiness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Loftily.

Usage examples for lofty

  1. From our lofty position on the heights the whole country beyond the Tugela was spread like a map. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  2. Whether she would sacrifice her pride of family- twist it into a lofty pride of duty- he did not know. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  3. When he came up to them Nettie was talking low, and the curate's lofty head was bent to hear her in a manner which, it is probable, Lucy Wodehouse would no more have admired than Edward Rider. – The Doctor's Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant