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Arrogantly superior and disdainful.‘a look of haughty disdain’‘a haughty British aristocrat’
proud, vain, arrogant, conceited, snobbish, stuck-up, pompous, self-important, superior, egotistical, supercilious, condescending, lofty, patronizing, smug, scornful, contemptuous, disdainful, overweening, overbearing, imperious, lordly, cavalier, high-handed, full of oneself, above oneselfView synonyms
- ‘He walks with a quick sure gait and the self-confidence of a haughty personage.’
- ‘Portia sat at the row behind them, filing her nails and looking imperiously haughty.’
- ‘After he finishes something he imagines particularly clever, he ends up looking smug and haughty.’
- ‘At the risk of sounding haughty, I would say that the art is mediocre.’
- ‘Guys showing off their bulging biceps, big sideburns and carrying a haughty look are out.’
- ‘She looked down at him, a haughty and imperious expression on her little face.’
- ‘In reality, Fawzia was more shy than cold, and she certainly wasn't arrogant or haughty.’
- ‘Cyclists feel aggrieved that they run the gauntlet of motorised traffic, which they also regard with haughty contempt.’
- ‘Her demeanor was proud and haughty, and her stance bespoke power and determination.’
- ‘When she first meets people Penny is conceited and haughty.’
- ‘One has a look of perplexed surprise; the other, a haughty indifference.’
- ‘He stoops to sign in, then turns to the friend with an expression of haughty disdain.’
- ‘He was haughty, erratic, self-obsessed and his violin-playing was atrocious.’
- ‘They became haughty and arrogant, and began to love the art of subterfuge and deception, as well as politics and law.’
- ‘Some feigned smiles, others looked away with haughty contempt.’
- ‘He would be stuck up, haughty and stubborn most likely, but she knew that he was in her immediate future.’
- ‘Scientists will have to step out of their laboratories and humanists will have to give up their haughty disdain for modernity.’
- ‘She was unlike most nobles he had met; even as beautiful as she was, she was not haughty and vain.’
- ‘They grew haughty in their scorn, vain of their beauty, proud of their long life.’
- ‘Towards the other wives and their children she was always extremely imperious, haughty and pretentious.’
Mid 16th century: extended form of obsolete haught, earlier haut, from Old French, from Latin altus ‘high’.
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