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English adjective: rarefied

1. rarefied having low density

SamplesRare gasses.
Lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air.

Synonymsrare, rarified



2. rarefied of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

SamplesAn exalted ideal.
Argue in terms of high-flown ideals.
A noble and lofty concept.
A grand purpose.

Synonymselevated, exalted, grand, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarified, sublime



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