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Synonyms for lofty
ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-lofty

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    high, elevated

  2. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    proud, haughty, arrogant, magisterial

  3. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    sublime, dignified

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. loftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    tall, towering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Richard Paul Evans:

    I am not a believer in love at first sight. For love, in its truest form, is not the thing of starry-eyed or star-crossed lovers, it is far more organic, requiring nurturing and time to fully bloom, and, as such, seen best not in its callow youth but in its wrinkled maturity. Like all living things, love, too, struggles against hardship, and in the process sheds its fatuous skin to expose one composed of more than just a storm of emotion–one of loyalty and divine friendship. Agape. And though it may be temporarily blinded by adversity, it never gives in or up, holding tight to lofty ideals that transcend this earth and time–while its counterfeit simply concludes it was mistaken and quickly runs off to find the next real thing.” ― Richard Paul Evans

  2. 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.

  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

    Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

  4. Doug Goehring:

    These were lofty goals, but things have changed a bit and we've got to take that into consideration, we're probably going to have to extend the deadline.

  5. 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.


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