adjective (haughtier, haughtiest)
Arrogantly superior and disdainful: a look of haughty disdain a haughty British aristocrat
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- 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.
proud, vain, arrogant, conceited, snobbish, stuck-up, pompous, self-important, superior, egotistical, supercilious, condescending, lofty, patronizing, smug, scornful, contemptuous, disdainful, overweening, overbearing, imperious, lordly, cavalier, high-handed, full of oneself, above oneself
informal snooty, sniffy, hoity-toity, uppity, uppish, cocky, big-headed, swollen-headed, puffed up, high and mighty, la-di-da, fancy-pants, on one's high horse, too big for one's boots
British informal toffee-nosed
North American informal chesty
informal , dated too big for one's breeches
mid 16th century: extended form of obsolete haught, earlier haut, from Old French, from Latin altus 'high'.
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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.