- 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. [1913 Webster]
Lords are lordliest in their wine. --Milton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Lordly — Lord ly, adv. In a lordly manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lordly — (adj.) 14c., from O.E. hlafordlic lordly, noble; see LORD (Cf. lord) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). As an adverb from mid 14c … Etymology dictionary
lordly — index dictatorial, disdainful, inflated (vain), orgulous, presumptuous, proud (conceited), superc … Law dictionary
lordly — haughty, arrogant, overbearing, *proud, insolent, supercilious, disdainful Analogous words: pretentious (see SHOWY): *dictatorial, magisterial, authoritarian: imperious, domineering, *masterful Contrasted words: meek, modest, *humble, lowly:… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
lordly — ► ADJECTIVE (lordlier, lordliest) ▪ of, characteristic of, or suitable for a lord. DERIVATIVES lordliness noun … English terms dictionary
lordly — [lôrd′lē] adj. lordlier, lordliest [ME < OE hlafordlic] of, like, characteristic of, or suitable to a lord; specif., a) noble; grand b) haughty; overbearing adv. lordlier, lordliest in the manner of a lord lordliness n … English World dictionary
lordly — [[t]lɔ͟ː(r)dli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you say that someone s behaviour is lordly, you are critical of them because they treat other people in a proud and arrogant way. ...their usual lordly indifference to patients. ...the … English dictionary
lordly — lordliness, n. /lawrd lee/, adj., lordlier, lordliest, adv. adj. 1. suitable for a lord, as trappings or ceremonies; grand or magnificent. 2. insolently imperious; haughty; arrogant; overbearing: lordly contempt. 3. of or pertaining to a lord. 4 … Universalium
lordly — 1. adjective Appropriate for, or suitable to, a lord. Show us your lordly might, demonstrate that you can order people and get them to obey. 2. adverb In the manner of a lord. Showing command or nobility … Wiktionary
lordly — lord|ly [ˈlo:dli US o:r ] adj 1.) behaving in a way that shows you think you are better or more important than other people ▪ a lordly disdain for the common man 2.) very big and impressive ▪ a lordly feast >lordliness n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English