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.