What does haughty mean?

Definitions for haughty
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.

  2. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HAUGHTYadjective

    Etymology: hautaine, French.

    His wife, being a woman of a haughty and imperious nature, and of a wit superior to his, quickly resented the disrespect she received from him. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    I shall sing of battles, blood and rage,
    And haughty souls, that mov’d with mutual hate,
    In fighting fields pursu’d and found their fate. John Dryden, Æn.

    Our vanquish’d wills that pleasing force obey:
    Her goodness takes our liberty away;
    And haughty Britain yields to arbitrary sway. Matthew Prior.

    Who now shall give me words and sound
    Equal unto this haughty enterprize?
    Or who shall lend me wings, with which from ground
    My lowly verse may loftily arise? Fairy Queen, b. ii.

ChatGPT

  1. haughty

    Haughty refers to having or displaying an arrogantly superior and disdainful attitude or behavior. It suggests a proud, self-important manner, often characterized by a contemptuous disregard for others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haughty

    high; lofty; bold

  2. Haughty

    disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing

  3. Haughty

    indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage

  4. 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. haughty

    How am I being naughty and what do y'all want from me I'm not a mindreader

    I'm not being naughty. Being myself I suppose


    Submitted by klynnallen1991 on April 25, 2022  

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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. Jefferson Davis:

    Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.

  2. 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.

  3. Homer:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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