Definition of haughty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɔːti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːti//
(haughtier, haughtiest)
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behaving in an unfriendly way towards other people because you think that you are better than them synonym arrogant a haughty face/look/manner He replied with haughty disdain. She threw him a look of haughty disdain. Word Originmid 16th cent.: extended form of obsolete haught, earlier haut, from Old French, from Latin altus ‘high’.
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