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haugh·ty

 (hô′tē)
adj. haugh·ti·er, haugh·ti·est
Scornfully and condescendingly proud. See Synonyms at arrogant.

[From Middle English haut, from Old French haut, halt, alteration (influenced by Frankish hōh, high) of Latin altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

haugh′ti·ly adv.
haugh′ti·ness n.

haughty

(ˈhɔːtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. having or showing arrogance
2. archaic noble or exalted
[C16: from Old French haut, literally: lofty, from Latin altus high]
ˈhaughtily adv
ˈhaughtiness n

haugh•ty

(ˈhɔ ti)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. disdainfully proud; snobbish; arrogant.
2. Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted.
[1520–30; obsolete haught (sp. variant of late Middle English haut < Middle French: high < Latin altus, with h- < Germanic; compare Old High German hoh high) + -y1]
haugh′ti•ly, adv.
haugh′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.haughty - having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

haughty

adjective proud, arrogant, lofty, high, stuck-up (informal), contemptuous, conceited, imperious, snooty (informal), scornful, snobbish, disdainful, supercilious, high and mighty (informal), overweening, hoity-toity (informal), on your high horse (informal), uppish (Brit. informal) He spoke in a haughty tone.
modest, humble, meek, mild, self-effacing, subservient, wimpish or wimpy (informal)

haughty

adjective
Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance:
Translations
povýšenýpyšnýdomýšlivý
hoven
stórlátur, hrokafullur
išdidumasišdidžiaiišpuikęsišpuikimas
augstprātīgs
mândru
ošaben

haughty

[ˈhɔːtɪ] ADJ (haughtier (compar) (haughtiest (superl))) → altanero, altivo

haughty

[ˈhɔːti] adj (= proud) [person] → hautain(e); [tone, look] → hautain(e)

haughty

adj (+er) manner, attitude, voice, expressionhochmütig, überheblich; disdain, person alsoarrogant; lookgeringschätzig

haughty

[ˈhɔːtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → altezzoso/a, altero/a

haughty

(ˈhoːti) adjective
very proud. a haughty look; a haughty young woman.
ˈhaughtily adverb
ˈhaughtiness noun
References in classic literature ?
And when your soul becometh great, then doth it become haughty, and in your sublimity there is wickedness.
You must use a little strategy," said a Philosopher to whom the Successful Man of Business had reported the Thief's haughty reply.
To all this Margaret listened, sitting on the haughty nephew's knee.
Sir William Howe was a dark-complexioned man, stern and haughty in his deportment.
I kept saying to myself all day, "haughty, haughty," and I wished she would keep on so.
If either the Governor or his lady had especially consulted their own comfort, they would probably have sought to devolve the responsibility on other hands; since, with some noble and splendid traits of character, Lady Eleanore was remarkable for a harsh, unyielding pride, a haughty consciousness of her hereditary and personal advantages, which made her almost incapable of control.
From the head, set upward on a thick neck, the eyes, with puffy lower lids, stared with a haughty droop on each side of a hooked aggressive nose, nobly salient in the vast pale circumference of the face.
There remained in the banker's house only Danglars, closeted in his study, and making his statement to the officer of gendarmes; Madame Danglars, terrified, in the boudoir with which we are acquainted; and Eugenie, who with haughty air and disdainful lip had retired to her room with her inseparable companion, Mademoiselle Louise d'Armilly.
She could not shut her eyes to certain disturbing facts, amongst which were the existence of Lady Arabella and her growing intimacy with Edgar Caswall; as well as his own cold and haughty nature, so little in accord with the ardour which is the foundation of a young maid's dreams of happiness.
Moss, rather nervous in the presence of this apparently haughty gentleman, was inwardly wondering whether she would be doing right or wrong to invite him again to leave his horse and walk in, when Maggie, feeling all the embarrassment of the situation, and unable to say anything, put on her bonnet, and turned to walk toward the gate.
babies' plaything of haughty Admirals, and Commodores, and Captains; the world brags of thee, of thy cunning and might; but what after all canst thou do, but tell the poor, pitiful point, where thou thyself happenest to be on this wide planet, and the hand that holds thee: no
He recalled the violent scene which he had just witnessed in part; that the gypsy was struggling with two men, that Quasimodo had a companion; and the morose and haughty face of the archdeacon passed confusedly through his memory.