Definition of rarefied:
luxurious, majestic, proud, distinguished, sublime, gilded, ideal, noble-minded, raised, terrific, august, high-flown, refined, idealistic, tenuous, light, fantastic, rare, eminent, gallant, empyrean, noble, expansive, lofty, magisterial, lordly, grand, soaring, princely, refined, reserved, reverend, heroic, wonderful, obscure, select, deluxe, howling, exalted, high-minded, esoteric, elevated, marvelous, rattling, inflated, tighten, wondrous, towering, thin, rarified, imposing, high-sounding, sumptuous, opulent, tremendous, empyreal, marvellous, uncommon.
- "An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet", A. Henry Savage Landor.
- "Five Stages of Greek Religion", Gilbert Murray.
The lecturer had already made several strokes with the piston, in order to exhaust the receiver of its air, when the animal, who began to feel herself very uncomfortable in the rarefied atmosphere, was fortunate enough to discover the source from which her uneasiness proceeded.- "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.