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Meaning of HAUGHTY

Pronunciation:  'hotee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "shaggy supercilious camels"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
 

HAUGHTY is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: disdainful, lordly, prideful, proud, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Haugh"ty\, a. [Compar. {Haughtier}; superl.
{Haughtiest}.] [OE. hautein, F. hautain, fr. haut high, OF.
also halt, fr. L. altus. See {Altitude}.]
1. High; lofty; bold. [Obs. or Archaic]

         To measure the most haughty mountain's height.
                                               --Spenser.

         Equal unto this haughty enterprise.   --Spenser

2. Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant;
   overbearing.

         A woman of a haughty and imperious nature.
                                               --Clarendon.

3. Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage.

         Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced, Came
         towering.                             --Milton.

 
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