adjective, haugh·ti·er, haugh·ti·est.
Origin of haughty
Examples from the Web for haughtily
"You do not know to whom you are speaking," said Nicholas, haughtily.The Vintage|Edward Frederic Benson
"Friend, it is but idle to spur a horse when his legs are ham shackled," said the Highlander, haughtily.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
But Juliet haughtily ignored the invitation and huddled in the bottom of the bowl.Patty's Success|Carolyn Wells
We sought not to detach thee from our cause, Nor care we for the loss of what has been So haughtily conceded.Joan of Arc|Jane Alice Sargant
Miss Ramsey, haughtily: "I don't propose to do any part, if the affair can't be arranged without some such mountebank business!"The Daughter of the Storage|William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for haughtily
adjective -tier or -tiest
Word Origin for haughty
Word Origin and History for haughtily
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.