Definition of lordly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlôrdlē/

adjective (lordlier, lordliest)

Of, characteristic of, or suitable for a lord: lordly titles they were putting on lordly airs
More example sentences
  • Peasants could be the clients or followers of lords too: they could seek to exploit lordly power, not just resist it or evade it.
  • To save his cash increase, he instead bought a two-acre parcel of land in Vancouver Island, near a luxury retirement village, and built himself a castle surrounded by a lordly, spacious, wilderness landscape.
  • The lordly jet-set singer was on his first tour for five years, playing what he called ‘a civilised alternative to Wembley’.



Pronunciation: /ˈlôrdlēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The second section explores contrasting divine attributes in ways that put their relationship to the soul's condition on good display (God's serenity and creativity, self-sufficiency and faithfulness, lordliness and lowliness).
  • Gallic lordliness on all matters great and small isn't really sustained by the historical record.
  • It is the town of lordliness, absolute harmony and alternations.


Old English hlāfordlic (see lord, -ly1).

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Syllabification: lord·ly

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