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ˈhɔ tihaughty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggeringadjective

    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. haughtyadjective

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Haughty

    disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing

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

  3. Haughty

    indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haughty

    haw′ti, adj. proud: arrogant: contemptuous: (arch.) bold: (Spens.) high—Shakespeare has Haught.—adv. Haught′ily.—n. Haught′iness. [O. Fr. halt, haut, high—L. altus, high.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haughty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haughty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of haughty in a Sentence

  1. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    Compassion is not pity, not even empathetic pity. There is arrogance and haughty pride in pitying others. Compassion is when we are confronted with another’s suffering and we suffer with them. Their pain is ours. We are motivated to relieve their suffering. When we feel true compassion we help those who suffer, not as a cathartic release, but because it breaks our heart that they are hurting. I have not always known or believed these things, but I am thankful that I do now.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Even if you are the Sun itself, don’t be haughty, because you will nevertheless die down!

  4. William Hazlitt:

    Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

  5. Homer:

    Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast, for better far is gentle courtesy.

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