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ˈhɔ tihaughty

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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.

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

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. Anuj Somany:

    Woman called often beauty is so haughty that she accepts her mistakes only with a small asterisk that says *Big Conditions apply.

  2. Homer:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Nothing should bother you in life not even adversity nor poverty. For, nothing lasts forever. Yes of course, every matter or issue of life has a limit or breaking point including adversity and poverty. Are you undergoing adversity presently or are you currently experiencing poverty? If Yes, then listen up, it's just for a little while. That is to say, you will sooner or later outlive it or rather you will overcome it eventually. I mean, you won't remain poor forever or rather you won't keep on undergoing adversity or poverty forever. Furthermore, nothing should make you to become orgulous, proud, haughty, disdainful or arrogant in life. Not even your own child or children, nor your certificates, nor your qualifications, nor your political status, nor your social status, nor your job, nor your money, nor your properties, nor your knowledge, nor your wisdom, nor your insights, nor your power, nor your riches, nor stuffs like that. Because, you cannot and you will not live forever. Oh! Yes, you heard me right as usual, you will definitely leave everything you've acquired behind someday. Apart from that, God resists the proud or the arrogant (James 4:6). But guess what? He (God) gives more grace to the humble. Besides, whenever you are proud of whatever you have, you are unknowingly disregarding God and taking his grace upon your life for granted. In other words, whoever that is proud of anything he or she has acquired at any given period of time has failed to acknowledge almighty God as the giver of whatever he or she claims to possess. And God is never happy with such person(s). Thus, desist from pride and arrogance. For, you should not be condescending at all. -Emeasoba George

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    All the roads of the haughty man lead to arrogance!

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