Definitions for haughtyˈhɔ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

haugh•tyˈhɔ ti(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est.

  1. disdainfully proud; snobbish; arrogant.

  2. Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted.

Origin of haughty:

1520–30; obs. haught (sp. var. of late ME haut < MF: high < L altus, with h- < Gmc; cf. OHG hohhigh ) + -y1

haugh′ti•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  1. Haughty

    high; lofty; bold

  2. Haughty

    disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing

  3. Haughty

    indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

haughty(adjective)

very proud

a haughty look; a haughty young woman.

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