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haughty

[ haw-tee ]
/ ˈhɔ ti /
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adjective, haugh·ti·er, haugh·ti·est.
disdainfully proud; scornfully arrogant; snobbish; supercilious: haughty aristocrats;a haughty salesclerk.
Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted.
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Origin of haughty

First recorded in 1520–30; obsolete haught (spelling variant of late Middle English haute, from Middle French, from Latin altus “high,” with h-, from Germanic; compare Old High German hok “high”) + -y1

synonym study for haughty

1. See proud.

OTHER WORDS FROM haughty

haugh·ti·ly, adverbhaugh·ti·ness, nouno·ver·haugh·ti·ly, adverbo·ver·haugh·ty, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for haughty

haughty
/ (ˈhɔːtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest
having or showing arrogance
archaic noble or exalted

Derived forms of haughty

haughtily, adverbhaughtiness, noun

Word Origin for haughty

C16: from Old French haut, literally: lofty, from Latin altus high
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