haughtiness haughtiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

Usage(s):

  1. Wimbledon's haughtiness gets upstaged by the dusky daughter of an Australian sheepshearer and a fair young girl from the middle-class groves of Florida.
  2. Active-duty officers, an ambassador and an Assistant Secretary of State project this same air of haughtiness.
  3. His insupportable pride, his black ingratitude, his haughtiness.

News

  • 'Blue Jasmine' is a dark victory for Cate Blanchett and Woody Allen

    Cate Blanchett has the title role in Woody Allen's latest film, and her bravura performance is tinged with haughtiness, dry humor and madness. It's one of the year's finest, most complex portrayals in one of Allen's best films in years.
    on August 9, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. "There is nothing about that building which brings about such a demand from the FAA, other than arrogance and haughtiness," Janklow said by e-mail. "The city of Rapid City and the FAA both agreed to the building's current use. It is a far too...
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Bill Janklow Source: Rapid City Journal

  2. "Winograd should be thanked for its honesty," Nasrallah said in the interview. "This is an entity (Israel) that is built on force and haughtiness."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Hassan Nasrallah Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Green parliamentarian Volker Beck said that Pope Benedict XVI's attitude toward homosexuality was "marked by theological mercilessness and the haughtiness of the Pharisees."
    on Jun 8, 2005 By: Volker Beck Source: Deutsche Welle

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