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hauteur

[ hoh-tur; French oh-tœr ]
/ hoʊˈtɜr; French oʊˈtœr /
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noun

haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.

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Origin of hauteur

1620–30; <French, equivalent to haut high (see haughty) + -eur-or1
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British Dictionary definitions for hauteur

hauteur
/ (əʊˈtɜː) /

noun

pride; haughtiness

Word Origin for hauteur

C17: from French, from haut high; see haughty
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