Hefty vs Lofty - What's the difference?
As an adjective hefty
As a proper noun lofty is
(informal) nickname for a tall (usually male) person.
- She carries a hefty backpack full of books.
(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built.
- They use some hefty bolts to hold up road signs.
- He was a tall, hefty man.
* Nouns to which "hefty" is often applied: price tag, premium, profit, price, penalty, fine, portion, salary, gain, increase, amount, sum, check, fee.
high, tall, having great height or stature
, author=George Borrow
, title=Wild Wales
, passage=On my left was a river, which came roaring down from a range of lofty
mountains right before me to the south-east.}}
idealistic, implying over-optimism
- a lofty bed
* 2013 , Delme Parfitt in Wales Online'', ''Cardiff City 1 - 0 Swansea City: Steven Caulker heads Bluebirds to South Wales derby win (3 November 2013)
- a lofty goal
extremely proud; arrogant; haughty
* F. Harrison
- A goal from Steven Caulker, just after the hour mark, was enough to hand victory to Malky Mackay's men, with Swansea falling some way short of the lofty standards they have set previously at this level.
- that lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers