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Meaning of LORDLY

Pronunciation:  'lordlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"
  2. [adj]  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"; "shaggy supercilious camels"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

LORDLY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: august, disdainful, grand, haughty, noble, prideful, proud, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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;
             She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. --Judges
                                                   v. 25.
             Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them.
             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}.
  2. \Lord"ly\, adv.
    In a lordly manner.
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