haughty

[haw-tee]
adjective, haughtier, haughtiest.
1.
disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk.
2.
Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted.

Origin:
1520–30; obsolete haught (spelling variant of late Middle English haute < Middle French < Latin altus high, with h- < Germanic; compare Old High German hok high) + -y1

haughtily, adverb
haughtiness, noun
overhaughtily, adverb
overhaughtiness, noun
overhaughty, adjective


1. lordly, disdainful, contemptuous. See proud.


1. humble, unpretentious, unassuming.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To haughty
Collins
World English Dictionary
haughty (ˈhɔːtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  having or showing arrogance
2.  archaic noble or exalted
 
[C16: from Old French haut, literally: lofty, from Latin altus high]
 
'haughtily
 
adv
 
'haughtiness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

haughty
1530 (spelling changed on model of caught, etc.), from M.E. haute "high in one's own estimation" (1430), with adj. suffix, from O.Fr. haut "high," from L. altus, with initial h- by infl. of Frank. hoh.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Arrogant, haughty, and believing that you are self-righteous.
Next to the palm tree, three haughty girls with pocket mirrors gossip as they
  reapply their makeup.
Her husky voice and somewhat haughty tone contrast with her writing, which is
  intimate, reflective and inviting.
The haughty bird could not stand the sight of what had become of its home.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature