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 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]


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