• WordNet 3.6
    • n haughtiness overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n haughtiness Highness; loftiness.
    • n haughtiness The quality or character of being haughty, proud., or arrogant; supercilious bearing; arrogance.
    • n haughtiness Synonyms Pride, Presumption, etc. (see arrogance); contemptuousness, hauteur, lordliness, rudeness.
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  • Walt Whitman
    “Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.”
  • John Ruskin
    “No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power.”
  • Baron Wessenberg
    Baron Wessenberg
    “Nothing in the world is more haughty than a man of moderate capacity when once raised to power.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    “Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.”
  • Bible
    “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. [Proverbs 16:18]”


In literature:

The haughty and high-spirited Almeyda is designed by the author as the counterpart of Sebastian.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
But she was always an eccentric; a capricious and haughty personage.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
So the 'bauld Buccleugh' was sent to London and brought before the great, haughty English queen.
"Queen Hildegarde" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Haughty-looking girl, wasn't she?
"Bad Hugh" by Mary Jane Holmes
Age gives redress to love; and silvery hair And earlier wrinkles brand the haughty fair.
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
Godfrey, to be sure, has a haughty uppish look, which this child has not.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
The arrival of his brother and the growing influence of his tutors 63 in tyranny made Vitellius daily more haughty and cruel.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
His haughty will flung aside all restraints of law.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
I have stood before it long, trying in vain to read the riddle of the haughty lineaments, and serene, untroubled eyes.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
Fear not the proud and the haughty; fear rather him who fears God.
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various

In poetry:

Behold, the sinner dies,
His haughty words are vain;
Here in this life his pleasure lies,
And all beyond is pain.
"Psalm 17" by Isaac Watts
Julia the kind advice obeyed;
And when the haughty Clermont came,
Before his feet she lowly knelt,
And hailed him by a parent's name.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
But one tone of wondrous sweetness
Echoed from the sacred page,
Tells how love and faith have triumphed
O'er a haughty Monarch's rage.
"To The Lily of The Nile" by Lizzie E Palmer
Men of haughtiness! unthinking
In their selfishness of caste,
'Twas his life-blood they were drinking!
But 'twould poison them at last.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
While of heaven his heart indited,
And his dark eyes swept the crowd,
Sudden on the maid they lighted,
Mild and haughty, meek and proud.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Why do the proud insult the poor,
And boast the large estates they have?
How vain are riches to secure
Their haughty owners from the grave!
"Psalm 49" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Cats are haughty little creatures.
Kathy Ham's haughty rooster is the emblem of the 151st Fair.
Romney, supporters being haughty .
Nowhere is the haughtiness of American politics better displayed than with our dueling former Speakers.
Reverencing God means that we avoid a haughty spirit and don't have an inflated opinion of ourselves.
With copious evidence ranging from Plato's haughtiness to Beethoven's tirades, we may conclude that the most brilliant people of history tend to be a prickly lot.
Mikkelsen as the haughty composer.
Reports of players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games surfaced afterward, and Beckett 's haughty demeanor — and rising ERA — continued to alienate fans.
A haughty tone and an addiction to misleading metrics are just two ways that major corporations mishandle these very human, highly interactive channels.
It's time to end the imperial reigns of haughty government clerks More.
18, the writer states: "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall".
The word "snob" evokes images of haughty, finely dressed people, noses slightly up, discussing topics More.
Meet the women of " Ruined ": Josephine, the haughty chief's daughter.
After a few preview parties, Sax , the new haughty, naughty restaurant in the old Posh space at 730 11th Street, NW, opens officially on Friday, May 13th.
If pretty, like its haughty cousin beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, then plenty of eyes are beholden to the Web series "Pretty" for some entertaining comedy.