hauteur

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hauteur

arrogance; a haughty manner
Not to be confused with:
auteur – a film director or producer who controls a production and gives the film its unique style

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.
Such kindness as fell to the share of nobody but me!--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.
New York took stray noblemen calmly, and even (except in the Struthers set) with a certain distrustful hauteur; but when they presented such credentials as these they were received with an old-fashioned cordiality that they would have been greatly mistaken in ascribing solely to their standing in Debrett.
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.
"Whose archdeacon I am?" Dom Claude contented himself with replying, with tranquil hauteur.
The patron opened his mouth to say that it was quite impossible, but Fouquet said with much hauteur , - "If it is any one who wishes to overtake us, let him come."
'The crown of France shall never degrade the lance to the distaff'," said Montcalm, dryly, and with a little hauteur; but instantly adding, with his former frank and easy air: "as all the nobler qualities are hereditary, I can easily credit you; though, as I said before, courage has its limits, and humanity must not be forgotten.
I never seemed in his way; he did not take fits of chilling hauteur: when he met me unexpectedly, the encounter seemed welcome; he had always a word and sometimes a smile for me: when summoned by formal invitation to his presence, I was honoured by a cordiality of reception that made me feel I really possessed the power to amuse him, and that these evening conferences were sought as much for his pleasure as for my benefit.
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.
“The meat is none of mine to sell,” said Leather-Stocking, adopting a little of his companion’s hauteur; “for my part, I have known animals travel days with shots in the neck, and I’m none of them who’ll rob a man of his rightful dues.”
"A little!" 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.