adjective (haughtier, haughtiest)
- Arrogantly superior and disdainful: a look of haughty disdain a haughty aristocratMore example sentences
- They became haughty and arrogant, and began to love the art of subterfuge and deception, as well as politics and law.
- In reality, Fawzia was more shy than cold, and she certainly wasn't arrogant or haughty.
- He stoops to sign in, then turns to the friend with an expression of haughty disdain.
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- The woman wearing said fake fur turned around quickly, shot Mom a deadly look, and then haughtily turned back around and ignored her.
- Louise came in, saw us, said, ‘Excuse me,’ very haughtily, and marched out.
- When quite modest health care reforms were introduced by New Labour in England, Scottish Labour was haughtily dismissive of them.
mid 16th century: extended form of obsolete haught, earlier haut, from Old French, from Latin altus 'high'.