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lofty

adjective
     
loft‧y
1 literary lofty mountains, buildings etc are very high and impressive:
He stayed at the ISH, from whose lofty heights he could see across New York.
2 lofty ideas, beliefs, attitudes etc show high standards or high moral qualities - use this to show approval:
lofty ideals of equality and social justice
He had set himself the lofty goal of reaching the world's top five.
3 seeming to think you are better than other people - used to show disapproval:
She has such a lofty manner.
loftily adverb
loftiness noun [uncountable]

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