Lordlier
Lordly Lord"ly, a. [Compar. {Lordlier}; superl. {Lordliest}.] [Lord + -ly. Cf. {Lordlike}.] 1. Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable. [1913 Webster]

She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. --Judges v. 25. [1913 Webster]

Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them. --South. [1913 Webster]

The maidens gathered strength and grace And presence, lordlier than before. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent. [1913 Webster]

Lords are lordliest in their wine. --Milton.

Syn: Imperious; haughty; overbearing; tyrannical; despotic; domineering; arrogant. See {Imperious}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lordliest — Lordly Lord ly, a. [Compar. {Lordlier}; superl. {Lordliest}.] [Lord + ly. Cf. {Lordlike}.] 1. Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable. [1913 Webster] She brought forth butter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lordly — [lôrd′lē] adj. lordlier, lordliest [ME < OE hlafordlic] of, like, characteristic of, or suitable to a lord; specif., a) noble; grand b) haughty; overbearing adv. lordlier, lordliest in the manner of a lord lordliness n …   English World dictionary

  • lordly — adjective (lordlier; est) Date: before 12th century 1. a. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a lord ; dignified b. grand, noble 2. exhibiting the pride and assurance associated with one of the highest birth or rank Synonyms: see… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lordly — lordliness, n. /lawrd lee/, adj., lordlier, lordliest, adv. adj. 1. suitable for a lord, as trappings or ceremonies; grand or magnificent. 2. insolently imperious; haughty; arrogant; overbearing: lordly contempt. 3. of or pertaining to a lord. 4 …   Universalium

  • lordly — adjective (lordlier, lordliest) of, characteristic of, or suitable for a lord. Derivatives lordliness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • lordly — UK [ˈlɔː(r)dlɪ] / US [ˈlɔrdlɪ] adjective Word forms lordly : adjective lordly comparative lordlier superlative lordliest formal 1) behaving in a proud way that shows that you think you are more important than other people 2) very impressive… …   English dictionary

  • lordly — /ˈlɔdli/ (say lawdlee) adjective (lordlier, lordliest) 1. suitable for a lord, as things; grand or magnificent. 2. insolently imperious: lordly contempt. 3. of or relating to a lord or lords. 4. having the character or attributes of a lord, as a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lordliness — lordly ► ADJECTIVE (lordlier, lordliest) ▪ of, characteristic of, or suitable for a lord. DERIVATIVES lordliness noun …   English terms dictionary

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