toplofty
also toploftical adjective Etymology: probably from the phrase top loft Date: 1823 very superior in air or attitude • toploftily adverbtoploftiness noun

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  • toplofty — index insolent, supercilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • toplofty — adjective Self important, haughty. [T]he butler had entered, bearing in a toplofty fashion a huge silver platter, upon which lay a superb salmon, beautifully cooked and garnished. Syn: condescending, pompous, pretentious …   Wiktionary

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

  • toplofty — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, aerial, airy, altitudinous, arrogant, ascending, aspiring, big, cavalier, clannish, cliquish, colossal, condescending, contemptuous, contumelious, disdainful, dominating, domineering, egotistic, elevated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • toplofty — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. haughty, pompous, arrogant; see egotistic 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • toplofty — adjective US informal haughty and arrogant …   English new terms dictionary

  • toplofty — top•loft•y [[t]ˈtɒpˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf [/t]] also top′loft′i•cal adj. condescending; haughty • Etymology: 1815–25 top′loft′i•ly, adv. top′loft′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • toplofty — /tɒpˈlɒfti/ (say top loftee) adjective Colloquial haughty; pompous; pretentious. {top1 + lofty} –toploftiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • toplofty — adj. US colloq. haughty …   Useful english dictionary

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