hauteur hauteur


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


  1. She was usually cast in period pieces that emphasized her glamour and hauteur; often she stepped into roles made famous by earlier movie legends.
  2. There's more hauteur than heat in the way they interact, and the tenor of Frears' film and Christopher Hampton's script tends to the dispassionate, much like Colette's writing.
  3. Wong could flash a regal hauteur and, when called for, that sensuality.



  1. Mayer, who was in the room when Addington testified, said "I ...... was struck by his utter contempt for both the Congressional panel that was quizzing him, and the gathering press." "He evidently thought hauteur was the way to win the day,...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Jane Mayer Source: Daily Star - Lebanon

  2. "Obama keeps a distance and has a kind of hauteur" with European leaders, Mr. Védrine said.
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Hubert Védrine Source: New York Times

  3. "If we could consult Dr. Freud again," Joffe writes, "he would take a deep drag on his cigar and pontificate about inferiority feelings being compensated by hauteur and disparagement."
    on Jul 4, 2006 By: Josef Joffe Source: Bloomberg

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