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lofty

adjective august, cavalier, celebrated, celestial, dignified, distinguished, elevated, eminent, enhanced, exalted, exalted ideal, fabled, famous, heavenly, heightened, high, high intellectual values, high score value, honorable, illustrious, immortal, kingly, leading, legendary, lordly, magisterial, magnificent, noble, notable, noted, predominant, preeminent, princely, prominent, raised, renowned, respected, revered, soaring, venerable
Associated concepts: lofty goals, lofty ideals, lofty plans
See also: grandiose, magnanimous, meritorious, orgulous, presumptuous, prominent, proud, remarkable, supercilious
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It is simply tragic that vaccines which are among the wonders of medical science and nothing short of a gift to humanity, should now be loftily rejected as some kind of lifestyle choice by a sizeable minority of misguided parents.
And are the Department's researchers really on the right lines when they loftily dismiss the time business travellers spend staring out of the train window as "daydreaming"?
He loftily states that the book is not targeted at would-be burglars but at home-owners who want to know how to protect their homes better.
My NGO will be able to mitigate world poverty" one might loftily claim, "But my new political order will help achieve stability in the Middle East" was another's retort.
the largest dealers of the car brand in India, spoke loftily about Schade's floral designs: " These paintings give me the laidback feeling I get while
Sweeping into the room and loftily taking charge, Waites plays up the grand manner with gusto.
Under Margaret Thatcher's monumental mismanagement of our nation she pushed the unemployment figures to over three million, squandering the massive revenues from North Sea oil and gas on funding the dole queue, then loftily proclaiming it was a price worth paying.
So when Bush announced loftily yesterday morning after a half-hour White House meeting with G-7 finance ministers, "We've all agreed that the actions we take should protect our taxpayers and we've agreed that we ought to work with other nations", it is likely to have inspired greater investor despair.
He spoke loftily about the need for America to lead the cause of freedom and human rights, but he made only a brief reference to China.
the quick thinking parent may loftily reply: "You are now on a need to know basis.
Ben Harmison and Collingwood looked like playing out the day, but with three overs left Collingwood drove loftily at Adil Rashid's fifth ball and Hoggard took a well-judged catch.
With three overs remaining Collingwood drove loftily at Rashid's cfth ball and was caught at long off.