Definition of haughty in English:
adjective (haughtier, haughtiest)
- 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.
- 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.
Mid 16th century: extended form of obsolete haught, earlier haut, from Old French, from Latin altus 'high'.
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.
Words that rhyme with haughtyforty, naughty, pianoforte, rorty, shorty, sortie, sporty, UB40, warty
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