haugh´ti|ly


haugh´ti|ly
haugh|ty «H tee», adjective, -ti|er, -ti|est.
1. too proud of oneself and too scornful of others: »

A haughty person is often unpopular.

2. showing too great pride of oneself and scorn for others: »

a haughty smile, a haughty glance, haughty words.

3. Archaic. of exalted character, style, or rank: »

No haughty feat of arms I tell (Scott).

[Middle English haute < haut or haught (influenced by English caught) < Old French haut < Latin altus high]
haugh´ti|ly, adverb.
haugh´ti|ness, noun.
Synonym Study 1 Haughty, arrogant mean offensively proud. Haughty means feeling oneself superior to others and showing it by treating them with cold indifference and scorn: »

A haughty girl is always unpopular at school.

Arrogant means thinking oneself more important than one is and showing it by treating others in a domineering and insulting way: »

the arrogant manner of a dictator. He was so arrogant he lost his job.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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