lofty lofty  /ˈlɔf ti/


  1. (adj) of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  2. (adj) of imposing height; especially standing out above others
  3. (adj) having or displaying great dignity or nobility


  1. Plummeting stock prices and anger over lofty compensation packages drove the trend.
  2. His improvised melodies and singing could be as lofty as a moon flight or as low-down as the blood drops of a street thug dying in the gutter.
  3. The 33-year-old achieved another lofty goal when she was appointed artistic director for Lancme, where she will create new products and palettes.


  1. Panthers' Hardy sets lofty goal of 50 sacks

    Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has a lofty goal for the number of sacks he's aiming for this season and he wasn't really laughing when he said it.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ESPN

  2. Benefit Saturday at Lofty's for woman

    ELK RUN HEIGHTS, Iowa --- A benefit is being planned for Lisa Berinobis on Saturday at Lofty's in Evansdale.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

  3. Lofty art: Painting visible only from Eiffel Tower

    PARIS (AP) — Art is often seen as lofty — but perhaps none more than a new roof installation in Paris that's only visible from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "If we're standing up here, we have this lofty view because we're standing on the shoulders of giants who've come before us," said Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.
    on Nov 9, 2004 By: Jennifer Nettles Source: Newsday

  2. "I also have not seen a clarity of mission, and I think that's the greatest weakness that we have right now," Wilson said. "We're talking about goals in lofty terms that are not vital American national interests. American troops should only...
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Heather Wilson Source: USA Today

  3. "He's done it before, so when you've done something before, you feel like you can do it again," Els said. "And at his lofty heights, in his mind, he feels it's doable. He's got a great record here at Augusta. He's been playing great, so his...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Ernie Els Source: Houston Chronicle

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