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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.
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Origin

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

Derivatives

haughtily

1
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.

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