haughty

  • 1 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 {Altitude}.] [1913 Webster] 1. High; lofty; bold. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 haughty — [hôt′ē] adj. haughtier, haughtiest [ME haut, high, haughty < OFr, high < altus (with h after Frank * hoh, high) + Y3: gh prob. inserted by analogy with NAUGHTY] 1. having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for …

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  • 3 haughty — index cynical, disdainful, impertinent (insolent), inflated (vain), insolent, orgulous, presumptuou …

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  • 4 haughty — (adj.) 1520s, an extension of HAUGHT (Cf. haught) (q.v.) high in one s own estimation by addition of Y (Cf. y) (2) on model of might/mighty, naught/naughty, etc. Middle English also had hautif in this sense (mid 15c., from O.Fr. hautif). Related …

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  • 5 haughty — *proud, arrogant, insolent, lordly, overbearing, supercilious, disdainful Analogous words: aloof, detached, *indifferent: vain, vainglorious, proud (see under PRIDE n): contemptuous, scornful (see corresponding nouns at DESPISE) Antonyms: lowly… …

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  • 6 haughty — [adj] arrogant assuming, cavalier*, conceited, contemptuous, detached, disdainful, distant, egotistic, egotistical, high, high and mighty*, hoity toity*, imperious, indifferent, lofty, on high horse*, overbearing, overweening, proud, reserved,… …

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  • 7 haughty — ► ADJECTIVE (haughtier, haughtiest) ▪ arrogantly superior and disdainful. DERIVATIVES haughtily adverb haughtiness noun. ORIGIN Old French hault high from Latin altus …

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  • 8 haughty — UK [ˈhɔːtɪ] / US [ˈhɔtɪ] adjective Word forms haughty : adjective haughty comparative haughtier superlative haughtiest proud and unfriendly a haughty expression Derived words: haughtily adverb haughtiness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 9 haughty — haughtily, adv. haughtiness, n. /haw tee/, adj., haughtier, haughtiest. 1. disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk. 2. Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted. [1520 30; obs. haught (sp …

    Universalium

  • 10 haughty — haugh|ty [ˈho:ti US ˈho: ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: haught haughty (15 19 centuries), from French haut high ] behaving in a proud unfriendly way →↑stuck up ▪ a haughty laugh >haughtily adv >haughtiness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 haughty — [16] To be haughty is to be ‘above oneself’, or, to put it another way, to be ‘on one’s high horse’. For etymologically, haughty means simply ‘high’. It is an alteration of an earlier, now dead English adjective haught, which was borrowed from… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12 haughty — [[t]hɔ͟ːti[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) You use haughty to describe someone s behaviour or appearance when you disapprove of the fact that they seem to be very proud and to think that they are better than other people. He spoke in a… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 haughty —   Ho okano, hukikū, ha akei, ha aheo, heo, konā.   Also: lanaha akei, haha, kaha, ha ikū, ke o, pi ilae, ke ēhilae. Fig.: kalalea, ihu pi i, ihu kū, pali.    ♦ Haughty air, maka ki eki e.    ♦ To walk or talk in a haughty or brisk way, kalalī …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 14 haughty — [16] To be haughty is to be ‘above oneself’, or, to put it another way, to be ‘on one’s high horse’. For etymologically, haughty means simply ‘high’. It is an alteration of an earlier, now dead English adjective haught, which was borrowed from… …

    Word origins

  • 15 haughty — adj. Haughty is used with these nouns: ↑disdain …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 haughty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. overbearing, arrogant, supercilious, proud, lordly, superior. See contempt, insolence. Ant., modest, humble. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. arrogant, disdainful, proud; see egotistic 2 , proud 2 . See… …

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  • 17 haughty — haugh|ty [ hɔti ] adjective proud and unfriendly: a haughty expression ╾ haugh|ti|ly adverb ╾ haugh|ti|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 haughty — adjective haughtier, haughtiest behaving in a proud unfriendly way: a haughty laugh haughtily adverb haughtiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 haughty — adjective he is both haughty and disdainful Syn: proud, arrogant, vain, conceited, snobbish, superior, self important, pompous, supercilious, condescending, patronizing; scornful, contemptuous, disdainful; full of oneself, above oneself; informal …

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  • 20 haughty — adjective (haughtier; est) Etymology: obsolete haught, from Middle English haute, from Anglo French halt, haut, literally, high, from Latin altus more at old Date: 15th century blatantly and disdainfully proud Synonyms: see proud • haughtily… …

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