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hauteur

[hoh-tur; French oh-tœr] /hoʊˈtɜr; French oʊˈtœr/
noun
1.
haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < French, equivalent to haut high (see haughty) + -eur -or1
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Examples for hauteur
  • 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.
  • With a patrician demeanor that can convey both hauteur and charisma, she is the paragon of the city's haute bourgeoisie.
British Dictionary definitions for hauteur

hauteur

/əʊˈtɜː/
noun
1.
pride; haughtiness
Word Origin
C17: from French, from haut high; see haughty
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Word Origin and History for hauteur
n.

1620s, from French hauteur "haughtiness, arrogance," literally "height," from Old French hauture (12c.) "height, loftiness; grandeur, majesty," from haut (see haught).

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