lofty
adjective
1. (imposingly high) 
a. alto 
The lofty spire of the cathedral rose against the sky.La alta aguja de la catedral se elevaba con el cielo de fondo.
Ahead of us, rose lofty mountains.Frente a nosotros, se alzaban las montañas majestuosas.
2. (with a high roof) 
Only a lofty art gallery will be able to accommodate the eight-foot sculpture.Solo una galería de techo alto podrá albergar la escultura de ocho pies de altura.
3. (grand) 
a. elevado 
The school principal set lofty goals for each student's progress.El director de la escuela estableció objetivos elevados para el progreso de cada estudiante.
b. noble 
We appreciate your lofty ideals, but we need to be realistic.Agradecemos tus ideales nobles, pero tenemos que ser realistas.
4. (arrogant) 
a. altivo 
The professor's lofty attitude alienated him from his colleagues.La actitud altiva del profesor lo alejó de sus colegas.
b. altanero 
Diego's lofty manner irritated the waitress.La manera altanera de Diego molestó a la camarera.
lofty
adjective
1. (aim, desire) 
a. noble, elevado(a) 
lofty [ˈlɒftɪ]
adjective
loftier (comparative)loftiest (superlative)
1 (high) [+ceiling, building, tower] alto; elevado
Victorian houses can seem cold with their lofty ceilings and rambling rooms
[+mountain] alto; [+room] de techo alto
he rose to a lofty position within the organization ascendió a una posición elevada dentro de la organización
2 (noble) [+aim, ideal] elevado; noble
3 (haughty) [+person, attitude] altivo; altanero
She seemed lofty and distant ... Lord Alexander, the lofty barrister ...his lofty attitude of impartial scholarship
lofty air/manner aire (m) de superioridad; altivez (f)
she had a lofty air that irritated him
lofty contempt/disdain altivo desdén (m)
...the lofty disdain he often expresses for his profession
4 (grandiose) [+speech, pronouncement, rhetoric] grandilocuente
...yesterday's lofty pronouncements from Westminster local people were unconvinced by the minister's lofty speeches ...the company's lofty rhetoric
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