Antonyms for lofty

depressed, unliterary, homely, teeny, colloquial, dishonorable, humiliating, minuscule, coarse, nitty-gritty, mean, lamentable, small-minded, iniquitous, unrefined, feral, microminiature, lousy, abominable, lowbrow, base, unimpressive, deferential, currish, plebeian, repulsive, shrinking, crude, debased, ignominious, ingratiating, nasty, rude, lower class, introverted, infinitesimal, conversational, cowering, indecent, unlawful, execrable, pitiable, bashful, lowly, Ferine, unassertive, low-life, unpretentious, slangy, stubby, terrestrial, itty-bitty, baseborn, teensy, brutish, discreditable, mournful, ill-bred, beastly, sheepish, prosaic, meek, animalistic, unaggressive, squalid, unbookish, unlearned, deep, little, sorrowful, tiny, unethical, wicked, contemptible, reserved, low-down, wrong, stunted, degraded, brute, mousy, miserable, microscopic, moving, gross, yielding, unrighteous, teeny-weeny, everyday, black, apologetic, crass, low-slung, mundane, hateful, uneducated, tasteless, unpolished, flat, retiring, quiet, nefarious, sawed-off, unassuming, bitty, narrow, vile, humble, sordid, informal, dirty, teensy-weensy, brutal, acquiescent, shy, Low-minded, villainous, workaday, atomic, little bitty, passive, offensive, diffident, stumpy, bitsy, snide, casual, lumpen, pitiful, sorry, paltry, rotten, degrading, sinful, vernacular, compliant, uncultured, squat, inferior, cringing, ugly, piteous, unsavory, low, despicable, ignoble, evil, common, lowbred, resigned, Dwarfed, wee, Ineloquent, subdued, unwashed, submissive, short, overmodest, demure, unpretending, uncultivated, rough, miniature, vulgar, abject, lowborn, low-lying, bestial, degenerate, nonformal, wretched, timid, detestable, proletarian, subhuman, bad, undignified, modest, uncouth, swinish, ungrammatical, touching, prole, incorrect, substandard, dark, weeny, vicious, pathetic, minute, unobtrusive, dastardly.

Quotes of lofty

  1. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. – James Lane Allen
  2. What I am proposing this year are not lofty concepts far removed form the daily struggle so of ordinary Georgians. They are proposals that directly effect the lives of the people we serve. – Roy Barnes
  3. But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action. – Joshua Chamberlain
  4. Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families. – Hernando Cortes
  5. Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian. – Emma Goldman
  6. The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain. – Horace
  7. Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims. – George Henry Lewes
  8. Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals. – James Naismith
  9. Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights. – Peace Pilgrim
  10. Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  11. Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. – Leonardo da Vinci
  12. The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build, Her humble nest, lies silent in the field. – Edmund Waller

Usage examples for lofty

  1. The reply was lofty but the situation, as Gerald knew, was commonplace. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. I put on a lofty air at first and would have none of her tale- bearing, thank you, listening at keyholes. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  3. They were very lofty and covered with trees. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  4. Its rooms were of extraordinary size and very lofty their windows being wide and high and numerous. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  5. But we cannot share this lofty view. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  6. The lady, lofty as she appears to be, would be flattered if she only could know how much you study them. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  7. It does not come rolling down the mountains, however lofty it does not come sailing across the seas, however broad. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé
  8. There at home the world stood erect and lofty – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  9. I rush to report that lofty answer! – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  10. Nevertheless the earth is still the common property of all, and lofty Olympus. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  11. " Paolo's own nature is so lofty and so spiritual that one like her is intelligible to him. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  12. Then he came back to a country- newspaper office where, ever after, he continued to fight the battles of right against wrong, till he died not long ago at his post of duty- a true, generous, and lofty soul. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  13. Since her husband's death he had avoided that house, before so familiar to him; and now he grew pale and breathed hard as he passed by the porter's lodge up the lofty stairs. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. Herdegen had given me her letters to read, and how true and deep a love, how lofty and pure a soul spoke in those lines! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. " Thank you," replied Miss Oliphant in a lofty tone. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  16. He whom she had considered too lofty even for love,- more humble to her than those she had half- despised! – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. White men call it Red Rock Island, Knowing not the crimson color Is from blood, shed in the battle Fought upon the lofty summit Of a mountain that was swallowed When the mighty chasm opened, Leaving but its peak projecting Through the surface of the waters. – The Legends of San Francisco by George W. Caldwell
  18. But Barbara slept; she did not hear the vine's soft calling, nor the lofty music of the forest. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  19. It is a silent and unseen, but still a lofty a lasting, and an impressive influence. – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland
  20. Nan, who was looking out to sea rather dreamily, intent on her usual vision, Dick, roused herself at this, and began to smile in a lofty way. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey