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Meaning of HAUGHTINESS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
 

HAUGHTINESS is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: arrogance, highhandedness, lordliness
 
 See Also: condescension, disdainfulness, domineeringness, hubris, imperiousness, overbearingness, pride, snobbery, snobbishness, superciliousness, superiority

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Haugh"ti*ness\, n. [For hauteinness. See
{Haughty}.]
The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance.

Syn: Arrogance; disdain; contemptuousness; superciliousness;
     loftiness.

Usage: {Haughtiness}, {Arrogance}, {Disdain}. Haughtiness
       denotes the expression of conscious and proud
       superiority; arrogance is a disposition to claim for
       one's self more than is justly due, and enforce it to
       the utmost; disdain in the exact reverse of
       condescension toward inferiors, since it expresses and
       desires others to feel how far below ourselves we
       consider them. A person is haughty in disposition and
       demeanor; arrogant in his claims of homage and
       deference; disdainful even in accepting the deference
       which his haughtiness leads him arrogantly to exact.

 

 

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