KJV Dictionary Definition: loftiness



1. Height; elevation in place or position; altitude; as the loftiness of a mountain.

2. Pride; haughtiness.

Augustus and Tiberius had loftiness enough in their tempers -

3. Elevation of attitude or mien; as loftiness of carriage.

4. Sublimity; elevation of diction or sentiment.

Three poets in three distant ages born; the first in loftiness of thought surpass'd; the next in majesty; in both the last.



1. Elevated in place; high; as a lofty tower; a lofty mountain. But it expresses more than high, or at least is more emphatical, poetical and elegant.

See lofty Lebanon his head advance.

2. Elevated in condition or character.

Thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy - Is. 57.

3. Proud; haughty; as lofty looks. Is. 2.

4. Elevated in sentiment or diction; sublime; as lofty strains; lofty rhyme.

5. Stately; dignified; as lofty steps.