hauteur


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hau·teur

 (hō-tûr′, ō-tœr′)
n.
Haughtiness in bearing and attitude; arrogance.

[French, from Old French, from haut, high; see haughty.]

hauteur

(əʊˈtɜː)
n
pride; haughtiness
[C17: from French, from haut high; see haughty]

hau•teur

(hoʊˈtɜr, oʊˈtɜr)

n.
haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
[1620–30; < French, =haut high (see haughty) + -eur -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hauteur - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiorshauteur - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
superbia, pride - unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
condescension, disdainfulness, superciliousness - the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
contemptuousness - the manifestation of scorn and contempt; "every subordinate sensed his contemptuousness and hated him in return"
hubris - overbearing pride or presumption
domineeringness, imperiousness, overbearingness - the trait of being imperious and overbearing
superiority - displaying a sense of being better than others; "he hated the white man's superiority and condescension"
snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism - the trait of condescending to those of lower social status

hauteur

hauteur

noun
Translations

hauteur

[əʊˈtɜːr] n (= arrogance) → hauteur f

hauteur

n (liter)Hochmütigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
There was no coolness or hauteur about her now; she seemed more furious even than the animal, her face transformed with hate, and as determined to kill as he had appeared to be.
No pride, no hauteur, and your sister just the same--all sweetness and affability
Conclude, then, sir," answered De Chatillon, with as much hauteur as Aramis.
At first Mary, to whom the offer was passed on, rejected it with hauteur, but presently she wavered, and the upshot was that Irene, looking scornful and anxious, arrived one day with the perambulator.
Dom Claude contented himself with replying, with tranquil hauteur.
A deeper shade of hauteur overspread his features, but he said not a word, and Elizabeth, though blaming herself for her own weakness, could not go on.
she replied with hauteur [pride]; "if I am no use I can at least withdraw," and she sprang in the most dignified way into bed and covered her face with the blankets.
He was a large man, the perfection of whose handsome face was marred only by the hauteur of his cold eyes and the suggestion of cruelty imparted by too thin lips.
Still, in the midst of so much hauteur and confidence, the sagacity and cunning of the Teton did not desert him.
This was particularly distasteful to the professionals, who carried themselves as befitted those of a higher caste, and whose behavior toward the pariah amateurs was marked by hauteur and even brutality.
The young king, in adopting a tone of hauteur with him, did not forward his purpose.
Un accord visant a financer a hauteur de 400 millions de dinars un projet de developpement du secteur de l'enseignement primaire, a ete signe, mercredi, entre la Tunisie et le Fonds arabe pour le developpement economique et social (FADES).