- Antonyms of LOFTY
diffident, uncouth, nonformal, slangy, passive, undignified, crass, timid, overmodest, repulsive, ground, incorrect, small-minded, retiring, homely, stubby, cowering, lowbred, substandard, sheepish, ugly, rude, rough, acquiescent, reticent, friendly, unlearned, shy, hateful, unliterary, narrow, modest, ingratiating, unarrogant, stumpy, humiliating, unassertive, uncultivated, mean, dastardly, offensive, unbookish, inferior, squat, introverted, self-doubting, unaggressive, Ineloquent, deferential, sorry, quiet, reserved, shrinking, unassuming, degrading, easy, subdued, beneath, uncultured, colloquial, squalid, vernacular, closed, flat, tasteless, crude, degraded, oppressive, ungenerous, unpretentious, abominable, submissive, stunted, unobtrusive, conversational, depressed, gross, stuffy, discreditable, apologetic, mousy, lowbrow, ill-bred, degenerate, close, Ungiving, Dwarfed, coarse, self-critical, bashful, facile, unpretending, compliant, unpolished, cringing, informal, unrefined, low, meek, humble, debased, ungrammatical, below, deep, unimpressive, indecent, lousy, selfish, casual, rough-hewn, resigned, uneducated, warm, demure, yielding.
- Examples of usage:
- A lofty mind, bred in the bitterness which deep sorrow brings, speaks in thy words and gives them weight. - "The Three Heron's Feathers" by Hermann Sudermann
- To this our abbey hither bring, Wisdom or wit, thine offering, Or low or lofty be thine aim. - "The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
- " You," she said, " with your lofty soul and your great genius, with that heart of yours that I know so well; are you really mine, as I am yours?" - "The Magic Skin" by Honore de Balzac