Pronunciation: (lôf'tē, lof'-),[key] —adj.,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. Naut.noting a rig of a sailing ship having extraordinarily high masts.
6. (of fabric or yarn) thick and resilient.