haughty haughty  /ˈhɔ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Usage(s):

  1. Or maybe that touch of Austrian sentimentality that he never quite eradicated from his haughty, cultivated personality.
  2. Then came Wright's fiery April 28 speech and haughty question-and-answer session at the National Press Club, in Washington.
  3. Helped by this haughty equipage, he coaxed from Lord Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, the right to christen the new formula with the great man's name.

News

  • The City Of Paris Is Trying To Convince Locals To Be Nicer To Tourists

    Parisians are stereotypically known for their elegant clothing, their chicness—and their haughty attitudes. True or not, the perception exists, which deters many tourists from visiting the French capital. (Though Paris still sees about 29 million tourists every year.)
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Insider

Quotes

  1. "We are British," Frei said, "and people have this impression of the British as being a bit stuffy, a bit haughty. We have to be aware of that. I personally don't think if you watch a BBC newscast now that you will feel you're being talked...
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: Matt Frei Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In response to further claims by the PCB calling his attitude "haughty and that of a dictator", Inzi told the Urdu Daily Jang: "I was blamed for being very lenient during my whole captaincy career and now I am turned into a dictator. That...
    on May 20, 2007 By: Inzamam ul-Haq Source: Cricket365.com

  3. "Inzamam's attitude was haughty and that of a dictator and more than one incident proved that," Ijaz Butt, head of the committee, said after a month-long inquiry that took statements from players, former players and officials. "Inzamam should...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Ijaz Butt Source: ABC Online

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