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haughty

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːti
 
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Definition of haughty in English:

adjective (haughtier, haughtiest)

Arrogantly superior and disdainful: a look of haughty disdain a haughty British aristocrat
More 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.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 16th century: extended form of obsolete haught, earlier haut, from Old French, from Latin altus 'high'.

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  • altitude from (Late Middle English):

    Altitude is from Latin altitudo, from altus ‘high’. The latter is also the source of altar (Old English), a raised structure for worship, enhance (Middle English), originally ‘make higher’; exalt (Late Middle English), with ex- ‘out, upwards’; and haughty (mid 16th century), from altus via French haut.

Derivatives

haughtily

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adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with haughty

forty, naughty, pianoforte, rorty, shorty, sortie, sporty, UB40, warty

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