One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the buildings have lofty towers and spires’
tall, high, giant, towering, soaring, sky-high, sky-scraping
imposing, magnificent, majestic
noble, exalted, high, high-minded, grand, fine, sublime, elevated, worthy
3‘he has obtained a lofty position in Hollywood’
eminent, prominent, leading, distinguished, illustrious, renowned, celebrated, elevated, esteemed, honoured, respected
4‘they looked on with lofty disdain’
haughty, proud, aloof, arrogant, disdainful, supercilious, condescending, patronizing, scornful, contemptuous, self-important, conceited, snobbish
lordly, grandiose, imperious, pompous, magisterial, overweening, overbearing
informal high and mighty, stuck-up, snooty, snotty, toffee-nosed, uppity, uppish, hoity-toity
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