lordly

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lordly \Lord"ly\, adverb In a lordly manner.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lordly \Lord"ly\, adjective [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.

She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. --Judges v. 25.

Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them. --South.

The maidens gathered strength and grace And presence, lordlier than before. --Tennyson.

2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.

Lords are lordliest in their wine. --Milton.

Syn: Imperious; haughty; overbearing; tyrannical; despotic; domineering; arrogant. See {Imperious}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lordly

adjective

1: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage" [syn: {august}, {grand}, {lordly}]

2: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn: {disdainful}, {haughty}, {imperious}, {lordly}, {overbearing}, {prideful}, {sniffy}, {supercilious}, {swaggering}]


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