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Synonyms for lofty
ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, towering(adj)

    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, proud(adj)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. lofty

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lofty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    high, elevated

  2. lofty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    proud, haughty, arrogant, magisterial

  3. lofty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sublime, dignified

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lofty(a)

    Synonyms:
    tall, towering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    noble, high, exalted, grandiloquent, sublime

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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. 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.

  3. James Allen:

    Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you one day shall be: your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown


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