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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy;
- Example: "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"
- Example: "haughty aristocrats"
- Example: "his lordly manners were offensive"
- Example: "walked with a prideful swagger"
- Example: "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"
- Example: "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"
- Example: "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
[syn: disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Haughty \Haugh"ty\ (h[add]"t[y^]), a. [Compar. Haughtier (h[add]"t[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Haughtiest.] [OE. hautein, F. hautain, fr. haut high, OF. also halt, fr. L. altus. See Altitude.] [1913 Webster] 1. High; lofty; bold. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] To measure the most haughty mountain's height. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Equal unto this haughty enterprise. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing. [1913 Webster] A woman of a haughty and imperious nature. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 3. Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage. [1913 Webster] Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced, Came towering. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

haughty adj 1: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn: disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "haughty": Olympian, aerial, airy, aloof, altitudinous, arrogant, ascending, aspiring, belittling, big, boastful, cavalier, clannish, cliquish, colossal, complacent, conceited, condescending, contemptuous, contumelious, derisive, detached, disdainful, distant, dominating, domineering, egotistic, egotistical, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, exclusive, high, high and mighty, high-and-mighty, high-faluting, high-flown, high-headed, high-nosed, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, highfalutin, hoity-toity, indifferent, insolent, la-di-da, lofty, lordly, monumental, mounting, outtopping, overbearing, overlooking, overtopping, overweening, patronizing, presumptuous, pretentious, prominent, proud, purse-proud, reserved, scornful, self-important, self-satisfied, smug, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, soaring, spiring, steep, stuck-up, sublime, supercilious, superior, superlative, supernal, swelled-headed, topless, toploftical, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, uplifted, uppish, uppity, upreared, upstage, vain, withering