Etymology
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lordly (adj.)

late 14c., "haughty, imperious," from Old English hlafordlic "of or pertaining to lords, noble;" see lord (n.) + -ly (1). From 1530s as "magnificent, on a grand scale, fit for a lord." As an adverb, "despotically," from mid-14c.

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Definitions of lordly

lordly (adj.)
of or befitting a lord;
heir to a lordly fortune
Synonyms: august / grand
lordly (adj.)
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer;
his lordly manners were offensive
Synonyms: disdainful / haughty / imperious / overbearing / prideful / sniffy / supercilious / swaggering
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