adjective, haughtier, haughtiest.
disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk.
Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted.

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.
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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]

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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.
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