Definitions for haughtyˈhɔ ti

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering(adj)

    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

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  1. haughty(Adjective)

    Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

  2. Origin: From earlier hauty, haultic, with spelling change in imitation of naughty and high, from hautein, hautain (with -ein, -ain becoming -y through the form hautenesse standing for *; see haughtiness), from haute, from haut, from * and altus. More at high, old.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Haughty

    high; lofty; bold

  2. Haughty

    disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing

  3. Haughty

    indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage

  4. Origin: [OE. hautein, F. hautain, fr. haut high, OF. also halt, fr. L. altus. See Altitude.]


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