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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Example sentences
Bedrolls stacked to the wagon bows and dishpan banging behind, the lordly cook drives to the next camp.
Both of them were apparently without employment of any kind, yet they lived in lordly luxury and gave sumptuous parties.
The entries included every variety of barnyard fowl from lordly turkeys to cackling hens and the strut ting little bantam.
From that viewpoint the river was a lordly stream, rushing onward to the sea.
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