Wednesday, October 06, 1999
Definitions for hauteur
- Haughty manner, spirit, or bearing; haughtiness; arrogance.
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Citations for hauteur
My silence, I hoped, would be taken as expressive of the hauteur of a man who was above it all -- a man with a mission, in fact, a mission authorized from somewhere on high.
Sheikhs and presidents have often heard little about the royal family's follies, and don't object to the hauteur and self-importance that remain its inextinguishable traits.
Origin of hauteur
Hauteur is from the French, from haut, "high," from Latin altus, "high." It is thus related to altitude.