[hoh-tur; French oh-tœr]
haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.

1620–30; < French, equivalent to haut high (see haughty) + -eur -or1

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hauteur (əʊˈtɜː)
pride; haughtiness
[C17: from French, from haut high; see haughty]

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Word Origin & History

1628, from Fr., "haughtiness, arrogance," lit. "height," from O.Fr. hauteur (12c.), from haut, from L. altus (see haughty).
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Example sentences
Even the prime minister's hauteur might not be a handicap.
But his hauteur offered a new and even witty dimension.
It seems that despite several lowbrow films, an aura of pleasant and tasteful hauteur remains.
Buck can exude a witheringly icy hauteur one moment and a disorienting aura of not being entirely present the next.
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