lordly

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Lordly — Lord ly, adv. In a lordly manner. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 lordly — (adj.) 14c., from O.E. hlafordlic lordly, noble; see LORD (Cf. lord) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). As an adverb from mid 14c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 lordly — index dictatorial, disdainful, inflated (vain), orgulous, presumptuous, proud (conceited), superc …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 lordly — haughty, arrogant, overbearing, *proud, insolent, supercilious, disdainful Analogous words: pretentious (see SHOWY): *dictatorial, magisterial, authoritarian: imperious, domineering, *masterful Contrasted words: meek, modest, *humble, lowly:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 lordly — [[t]lɔ͟ː(r)dli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you say that someone s behaviour is lordly, you are critical of them because they treat other people in a proud and arrogant way. ...their usual lordly indifference to patients. ...the …

    English dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 lordly — 1. adjective Appropriate for, or suitable to, a lord. Show us your lordly might, demonstrate that you can order people and get them to obey. 2. adverb In the manner of a lord. Showing command or nobility …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 lordly — lord|ly [ˈlo:dli US o:r ] adj 1.) behaving in a way that shows you think you are better or more important than other people ▪ a lordly disdain for the common man 2.) very big and impressive ▪ a lordly feast >lordliness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 lordly — adjective 1 behaving in a way that shows you think you are better or more important than other people: Sebastian has a lordly disdain for such everyday affairs. 2 very grand or impressive: a lordly feast lordliness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 lordly — Synonyms and related words: U, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, affected, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, august, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, bossy, cavalier, courtly, despotic, dictatorial, dignified, disdainful, domineering …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 lordly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. noble, imposing; imperious, arrogant, insolent, dictatorial. See repute, insolence, nobility.Ant., lowly. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Noble] Syn. grand, dignified, honorable; see noble 1 , 2 , 3 . 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 lordly — lord|ly [ lɔrdli ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) behaving in a proud way that shows that you think you are more important than other people 2. ) very impressive because of being very expensive, rare, etc …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 lordly — lord·ly || lÉ”rdlɪ / lɔːd adj. dignified, noble; arrogant, haughty; of or pertaining to a lord …

    English contemporary dictionary

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

    English new terms dictionary