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Synonyms for lofty
ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-lofty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. lofty

    Deep, while an antonym of high in usage, may apply to the very same distance simply measured in an opposite direction, high applying to vertical distance measured from below upward, and deep to vertical distance measured from above downward; as, a deep valley nestling between high mountains. High is a relative term signifying greatly raised above any object, base, or surface, in comparison with what is usual, or with some standard; a table is high if it exceeds thirty inches; a hill is not high at a hundred feet. That is tall whose height is greatly in excess of its breadth or diameter, and whose actual height is great for an object of its kind; as, a tall tree; a tall man; tall grass. That is lofty which is imposing or majestic in height; we term a spire tall with reference to its altitude, or lofty with reference to its majestic appearance. That is elevated which is raised somewhat above its surroundings; that is eminent which is far above them; as, an elevated platform; an eminent promontory. In the figurative sense, elevated is less than eminent, and this less than exalted; we speak of high, lofty, or elevated thoughts, aims, etc., in the good sense, but sometimes of high feelings, looks, words, etc., in the invidious sense of haughty or arrogant. A high ambition may be merely selfish; a lofty ambition is worthy and noble. Towering, in the literal sense compares with lofty and majestic; but in the figurative sense, its use is almost always invidious; as, a towering passion; a towering ambition disregards and crushes all opposing considerations, however rational, lovely, or holy. Compare STEEP.

    Synonyms:
    elevated, eminent, exalted, high, noble, proud, steep, tall, towering, uplifted

    Antonyms:
    base, deep, degraded, depressed, dwarfed, inferior, low, mean, short, stunted

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lofty

    Synonyms:
    elevated, towering, high, dignified, eminent, stately, haughty, majestic, airy, tall

    Antonyms:
    depressed, low, stunted, undignified, ordinary, unstately, mean, unimposing, unassuming, affable

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-mindedadjective

    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"; "a grand purpose"

    Synonyms:
    gilded, marvelous, proud, opulent, empyrean, heroic, rattling(a), majestic, deluxe, elevated, wondrous, imposing, raised(a), rarified, noble-minded, eminent, empyreal, lordly, gallant, wonderful, grand, marvellous, ideal, high-sounding, tremendous, distinguished, luxurious, idealistic, fantastic, inflated, exalted, reverend, rare, princely, rarefied, sumptuous, high-minded, august, terrific, high-flown, magisterial, towering, howling(a), expansive, soaring, sublime

    Antonyms:
    low, ignoble, unimpressive

  2. eminent, lofty, soaring, toweringadjective

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

    "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"

    Synonyms:
    noble-minded, sublime, high, proud, eminent, majestic, rarefied, exalted, gallant, elevated, idealistic, soaring, towering, grand, high-flown, rarified, high-minded

    Antonyms:
    low, ignoble, unimpressive

  3. gallant, lofty, majestic, proudadjective

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"

    Synonyms:
    noble-minded, sublime, rarified, high-minded, proud, knightly, eminent, majestic, rarefied, regal, dashing, chivalrous, elevated, idealistic, gallant, soaring, towering, grand, high-flown, olympian, purple, royal, imperial, exalted

    Antonyms:
    ignoble, low, unimpressive

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    high, elevated

  2. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    proud, haughty, arrogant, magisterial

  3. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    sublime, dignified

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    tall, towering

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "lofty":

    noble, high, exalted, grandiloquent, sublime

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Lofty":

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How to use lofty in a sentence?

  1. Johannes Trithemius, 1488:

    Speak of things public to the public, but of things lofty and secret only to the loftiest and most private of your friends. Hay to the ox and sugar to the parrot.

  2. Matt Schlapp:

    Ronald Reagan deserves this lofty platform Ronald Reagan is on, where people want to refer to Ronald Reagan, they want to compare themselves to Ronald Reagan. I think that is all positive, at this moment, we need a conservative who speaks not in pale pastels but bold colors.

  3. David Neal:

    Coming into this event, we knew that the bar that we all collectively set was very high, it's extremely gratifying the numbers exceeding even our lofty goals.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    We are sometimes made aware of a kindness long passed, and realize that there have been times when our friends' thoughts of us were of so pure and lofty a character that they passed over us like the winds of heaven unnoticed when they treated us not as what we were, but as what we aspired to be. -- from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  5. Joshua L. Chamberlain, General Commander 20th Maine, Union Forces,:

    We know not of the future, and cannot plan for it much. But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be whenever and wherever the hour stricks that calls to noble action..., No man becomes suddenly different from his habit and cherished thought.


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