adverb see toplofty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • toploftily — tə̇lē, li adverb : in a toplofty manner looked down toploftily on literary critics Malcolm Cowley * * * topˈloftily adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑top …   Useful english dictionary

  • toploftily — top·loft·i·ly …   English syllables

  • toplofty — toploftily, adv. toploftiness, n. /top lawf tee, lof /, adj. condescending; haughty. Also, toploftical. [1815 25; TOP1 + LOFTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • toplofty — also toploftical adjective Etymology: probably from the phrase top loft Date: 1823 very superior in air or attitude • toploftily adverb • toploftiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • loftily — Synonyms and related words: Olympianly, aloofly, arrogantly, bombastically, condescendingly, contemptuously, contumeliously, disdainfully, flatulently, grandiloquently, grandiosely, grandly, gravely, haughtily, imperiously, imposingly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • proudly — Synonyms and related words: Olympianly, aloofly, arrogantly, condescendingly, contemptuously, contumeliously, disdainfully, elaborately, elegantly, en grand seigneur, erectly, extravagantly, gloriously, grandiosely, grandly, haughtily,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • toplofty — [täp′lôf΄tē] adj. Informal lofty in manner; haughty; pompous toploftily adv. toploftiness n …   English World dictionary

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