[lawf-tee, lof] 

adjective, loft·i·er, loft·i·est.

1.  Extending high in the air; of imposing height; towering: lofty mountains.
2.  Exalted in rank, dignity, or character; eminent.
3.  Elevated in style, tone, or sentiment, as writings or speech.
4.  Arrogantly or condescendingly superior in manner; haughty: to treat someone in a lofty manner.
5.  Nautical . noting a rig of a sailing ship having extraordinarily high masts.