Definition of haughtiness in English:



  • [mass noun] The appearance or quality of being arrogantly superior and disdainful.

    ‘her air of haughtiness’
    • ‘There's something so extraordinary about the pride, the haughtiness, the explicit sensuality of flamenco which is so unBritish.’
    • ‘They perceive haughtiness, arrogance and all sorts of faults in people who are really totally indistinguishable from themselves.’
    • ‘His crushing critiques, if not born of arrogance, have at times been delivered with a haughtiness that practically swaggers across the page or the airwaves.’
    • ‘She sails into the waves flanked by arrogance, haughtiness and false power.’
    • ‘‘Serves you right,’ Leigh said, with mock haughtiness.’
    arrogance, pride, conceit, hubris, self-importance, egotism, sense of superiority, pomposity, high-handedness, swagger, boasting, bumptiousness, bluster, condescension, disdain, contempt, imperiousness
    vanity, immodesty
    loftiness, lordliness, snobbishness, snobbery, superciliousness, smugness
    pretension, pretentiousness, affectation
    scorn, mocking, sneering, scoffing
    snootiness, uppitiness, big-headedness
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