lofty

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. towering, high; haughty, patronizing; distinguished, noble; sublime; elevated; exalted. See height, repute. Ant., pedestrian, deep.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [High]
Syn. tall, elevated, towering; see high 2 , raised 1 .
2. [Idealistic]
Syn. exalted, enhanced, heightened; see grand 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. very high sky high, elevated, soaring, towering, vertiginous, tall, aerial, cloud-kissing, heavenly, celestial.
2. noble or sublime exalted, elevated, great, grand, esteemed, renowned, celebrated, distinguished, majestic.
3. haughty arrogant, high and mighty, lordly, supercilious, self-important, *snotty, *stuck-up, *on one's high horse, *uppity, pompous, proud.
ANT.: 1. low, earthbound, short. 2. ignoble, low, common. 3. modest, humble, down to earth
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Imposingly high: aerial, airy, sky-high, soaring, towering. See HIGH. 2. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style: elevated, eloquent, exalted, grand, high, high-flown. See HIGH, STYLE. 3. Raised to or occupying a high position or rank: august, elevated, exalted, grand, high-ranking. See RISE. 4. Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance: arrogant, haughty, high-and-mighty, insolent, lordly, overbearing, overweening, prideful, proud, supercilious, superior. Idiom: on one's high horse. See ATTITUDE.

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