1. [ adjective ] having low density
Synonyms: rarefied rare

"rare gasses" "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"

Related terms: thin
2. [ adjective ] reserved for an elite group
Synonyms: rarefied
Related terms: reserved
3. [ adjective ] of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
Synonyms: exalted lofty rarefied high-minded idealistic noble-minded high-flown

"an exalted ideal" "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks "a noble and lofty concept"

Related terms: noble
Similar spelling:   rarefied