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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Haughty \Haugh"ty\ (h[add]"t[y^]), a. [Compar. Haughtier
(h[add]"t[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Haughtiest.] [OE. hautein, F.
hautain, fr. haut high, OF. also halt, fr. L. altus. See
1. High; lofty; bold. [Obs. or Archaic]
To measure the most haughty mountain's height.
Equal unto this haughty enterprise. --Spenser.
2. Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant;
A woman of a haughty and imperious nature.
3. Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage.
Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced,
Came towering. --Milton.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: 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"; "a more swaggering mood
than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn: disdainful, haughty,
imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful,
sniffy, supercilious, swaggering]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "haughty":
Olympian, aerial, airy, aloof, altitudinous, arrogant, ascending,
aspiring, belittling, big, boastful, cavalier, clannish, cliquish,
colossal, complacent, conceited, condescending, contemptuous,
contumelious, derisive, detached, disdainful, distant, dominating,
domineering, egotistic, egotistical, elevated, eminent, ethereal,
exalted, exclusive, high, high and mighty, high-and-mighty,
high-faluting, high-flown, high-headed, high-nosed, high-pitched,
high-reaching, high-set, high-up, highfalutin, hoity-toity,
indifferent, insolent, la-di-da, lofty, lordly, monumental,
mounting, outtopping, overbearing, overlooking, overtopping,
overweening, patronizing, presumptuous, pretentious, prominent,
proud, purse-proud, reserved, scornful, self-important,
self-satisfied, smug, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty,
snotty, soaring, spiring, steep, stuck-up, sublime, supercilious,
superior, superlative, supernal, swelled-headed, topless,
toploftical, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, uplifted, uppish,
uppity, upreared, upstage, vain, withering
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