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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



... the ram had halted in dismay just when he was about to charge the bear a third time. He had no mind to go again into captivity. But, on the other hand, for all his lordliness of spirit, he felt that the man was his master. At first he lowered his head threateningly, as if about to attack; but when the backwoodsman shouted at him there was an authority in those tones which he could ...
— The Watchers of the Trails - A Book of Animal Life • Charles G. D. Roberts



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



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