adjective, haugh·ti·er, haugh·ti·est.
Origin of haughty
Examples from the Web for haughtiest
The haughtiest dames did not shrink from entrusting to him secrets of form and figure, which they even hid from their husbands.Caught In The Net|Emile Gaboriau
Mrs. Wildair was the haughtiest, the most overbearing, and the most ambitious of women.The Actress' Daughter|May Agnes Fleming
Brynhild was the haughtiest of women, and often she treated Gudrun with disdain.The Children of Odin|Padraic Colum
Once upon a time there was a worthy man who married for his second wife the haughtiest, proudest woman that had ever been seen.Old-Time Stories|Charles Perrault
"Champagne, and your very best," said I, endeavoring to assume my haughtiest and most imposing appearance.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
adjective -tier or -tiest
Word Origin for haughty
1520s, an extension of haught (q.v.) "high in one's own estimation" by addition of -y (2) on model of might/mighty, naught/naughty, etc. Middle English also had hautif in this sense (mid-15c., from Old French hautif). Related: Haughtily.