Loft"y (?), a. [Compar. Loftier (?); superl. Loftiest.] [From Loft.]

1.

Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.

See lofty Lebanon his head advance. Pope.

2.

Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.

The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity. Is. lvii. 15.

Lofty and sour to them that loved him not. Shak.

Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. Milton.

Syn. -- Tall; high; exalted; dignified; stately; majestic; sublime; proud; haughty. See Tall.

 

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