Etymology
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lofty (adj.)

"exalted, of high rank," early 15c. (early 14c. as a surname); also "with a high purpose," from loft (n.) + -y (2). Literal sense of "high" is attested from 1580s. Related: Loftily; loftiness.

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Definitions of lofty

lofty (adj.)
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks;
a noble and lofty concept
Synonyms: exalted / elevated / sublime / grand / high-flown / high-minded / rarefied / rarified / idealistic / noble-minded
lofty (adj.)
of imposing height; especially standing out above others;
lofty mountains
Synonyms: eminent / soaring / towering
lofty (adj.)
having or displaying great dignity or nobility;
lofty ships
Synonyms: gallant / majestic / proud
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