LORD-LILY

lordly

[lawrd-lee]
adjective, lordlier, lordliest.
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.
having the character or attributes of a lord.
5.
befitting a lord, as actions: lordly manners.
adverb
6.
Also, lordlily. in the manner of a lord.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hlāfordlīc. See lord, -ly

lordliness, noun


1. majestic, regal, dignified, noble, lofty. 2. domineering.


2. meek.
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lordly (ˈlɔːdlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  haughty; arrogant; proud
2.  of or befitting a lord
 
adv
3.  archaic in the manner of a lord
 
'lordliness
 
n

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