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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 ?
Wrapped in the blanket which had hitherto formed his only covering, he might have been the child of a nobleman or a beggar; it would have been hard for the haughtiest stranger to have assigned him his proper station in society.
The time, monsieur," said the superintendent, with the haughtiest disdain, "simply to count the money: a million can only be drawn and weighed in a day.
And do you suppose that that woman, of that family, who are as proud as the Bourbons, and to whom the Steynes are but lackeys, mushrooms of yesterday (for after all, they are not of the Old Gaunts, but of a minor and doubtful branch of the house); do you suppose, I say (the reader must bear in mind that it is always Tom Eaves who speaks) that the Marchioness of Steyne, the haughtiest woman in England, would bend down to her husband so submissively if there were not some cause?
Indeed he had been known to go so far as to boast that he could utterly quell and subdue the haughtiest beauty by a simple process, which he termed 'eyeing her over;' but it must be added, that neither of this faculty, nor of the power he claimed to have, through the same gift, of vanquishing and heaving down dumb animals, even in a rabid state, had he ever furnished evidence which could be deemed quite satisfactory and conclusive.
Her most bewitching smiles, her haughtiest frowns were ever received with the same immutable, careless good-humour; till, finding he was indeed impenetrable, she suddenly remitted her efforts, and became, to all appearance, as perfectly indifferent as himself.
Late in the afternoon, when she next appears upon the staircase, she is in her haughtiest and coldest state.
He is in every respect a republican pig, going wherever he pleases, and mingling with the best society, on an equal, if not superior footing, for every one makes way when he appears, and the haughtiest give him the wall, if he prefer it.
For example the second proposal of BCE, the marriage between a Tunisian and a non-Muslim, is much more problematic for the haughtiest among us.
That was the haughtiest and most mendacious minute of "world history"--yet only a minute.
Davidson's language twice calls attention to the poem's rhythms and meter, first in the opening lines as the son declares, "Now may my life beat out upon this shore / A prouder music than the winds and waves / Can compass in their haughtiest moods" (p.