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LORD'LY, adjective [lord and like.]

1. Becoming a lord; pertaining to a lord.

Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them.

2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.

Every rich and lordly swain, with pride would drag about her chain.

LORD'LY, adverb Proudly; imperiously; despotically.

A famished lion, issuing from the wood, roars lordly fierce.