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Synonyms for lordly
ˈlɔrd lilord·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lordly

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lordly

    Synonyms:
    lofty, magnificent, majestic, noble, proud, imperious

    Antonyms:
    mean, beggarly, ignoble, unimposing, humble, servile, lowly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. august, grand, lordlyadjective

    of or befitting a lord

    "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"

    Synonyms:
    gilded, marvelous, heroic, rattling(a), revered, deluxe, elevated, wondrous, imposing, rarified, noble-minded, overbearing, sniffy, wonderful, grand, marvellous, supercilious, tremendous, distinguished, luxurious, prideful, idealistic, fantastic, exalted, opulent, venerable, princely, rarefied, swaggering, sumptuous, high-minded, august, haughty, terrific, high-flown, lofty, magisterial, howling(a), imperious, expansive, disdainful, sublime

    Antonyms:
    lowborn, humble

  2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggeringadjective

    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

    Synonyms:
    swashbuckling, disdainful, jubilant, exulting, authoritarian, triumphal, contemptuous, triumphant, imperious, sniffy, insulting, prideful, exultant, supercilious, rejoicing, overbearing, haughty, grand, scornful, august, sneering, swaggering, snide, dictatorial

    Antonyms:
    lowborn, humble

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lordlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    dignified, majestic

  2. lordlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    proud, haughty, domineering, imperious, overbearing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lordlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    overbearing, domineering, despotic, arrogant, imperious, uppish

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How to use lordly in a sentence?

  1. Hindu Poetess:

    The dull-hued turkey apes the gait Of lordly peacock, richly plumed; And thus the poetaster shows When he would fain his verse recite.

  2. Edwin Markham:

    And when he fell in whirlwind, he went downAs when a lordly cedar, green with boughs,Goes down with a great shout upon the hills,And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.


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