Definition of


  1. (adj, all) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    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

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Haughty

Derivations: haughtiness

Origin of the word Haughty

  1. 1530 (spelling changed on model of caught, etc.), from M.E. haute "high in one's own estimation" (1430), with adj. suffix, from O.Fr. haut "high," from L. altus, with initial h- by infl. of Frank. hoh. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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