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Lordliness

noun
1.
Formality in bearing and appearance.  Synonyms: dignity, gravitas.
2.
Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors.  Synonyms: arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness.






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"Lordliness" Quotes from Famous Books



... seemed to him excessive, but with periodical moderation. Between times he was a shiftless, indulgent, and somewhat henpecked little man of watery eyes, a mouth with several missing teeth, and a limp in one "sprung leg." But on semi-annual or quarterly occasions his lordliness of nature asserted itself in a drunken orgy. Then he went on a "high-lonesome" and whooped home with all the corked-up effervescence of weeks and months bubbling in his soul for expression. Then he proved his latent powers by knocking about the ...
— The Roof Tree • Charles Neville Buck

... fault; he will cut off this ready communicativeness, miss all touch with these friendly lives, and knock their confiding "feelers" back into the shell. But the advance-guard at least of our countrymen will find here a human nature poor and narrowed but right-minded, true, unwarped either by feudal lordliness or modern superciliousness. Reciprocity of treatment, let us hope, will endeavor to keep it so ...
— A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees • Edwin Asa Dix



Words linked to "Lordliness" :   domineeringness, lordly, overbearingness, bearing, contemptuousness, mien, condescension, superiority, high-handedness, comportment, hubris, pride, superbia, imperiousness, superciliousness, presence, snobbery, snobbishness, disdainfulness, snobbism



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