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loft·y / ˈlôftē; ˈläf-/ • adj. (loft·i·er, loft·i·est) 1. of imposing height: the elegant square was shaded by lofty palms. ∎  of a noble or exalted nature: an extraordinary mixture of harsh reality and lofty ideals. ∎  proud, aloof, or self-important: lofty intellectual disdain.2. (of wool and other textiles) thick and resilient.DERIVATIVES: loft·i·ly / -təlē/·i·ness n.