• WordNet 3.6
    • adj haughty having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines","haughty aristocrats","his lordly manners were offensive","walked with a prideful swagger","very sniffy about breaches of etiquette","his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air","a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Haughty Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing. "A woman of a haughty and imperious nature."
    • Haughty High; lofty; bold. "To measure the most haughty mountain's height.""Equal unto this haughty enterprise."
    • Haughty Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage. "Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced,
      Came towering."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • haughty High; elevated: same as haut, 1.
    • haughty Lofty; bold; adventurous.
    • haughty Proud and disdainful; feeling superior to others; lofty and arrogant in feeling or manner; supercilious.
    • haughty Proceeding from excessive pride, or pride mingled with contempt; manifesting a sense of superiority: as, a haughty air or walk; a haughty tone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Haughty haw′ti proud: arrogant: contemptuous: :
    • adj Haughty haw′ti (arch.) bold
    • adj Haughty haw′ti (Spens.) high—Shakespeare has Haught
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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]”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hautein, F. hautain, fr. haut, high, OF. also halt, fr. L. altus,. See Altitude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. halt, haut, high—L. altus, high.


In literature:

To hate haughtiness, and that which is disagreeable to all.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
These Normans were all poor though they were very proud and haughty.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
TOO LORDLY LENTULUS, surnamed Sura, member of a haughty patrician family, who conspired with Catiline, and was strangled B.C.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
The memory of her haughty face no more quickened his heart-beats.
"The Girl from Montana" by Grace Livingston Hill
Almanzor, you forget my last request: Your words have too much haughtiness expressed.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
I am proud and haughty and am the friend of Kuvera.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
In old language it would be called a most haughty, offensive, and insolent rejection of all treaty.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Upon his arm leaned his mother, a tall, fair woman with light hair, light blue eyes, high aquiline features, and a haughty air.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Again she saw her, as but a little while before, unavoidable, haughty and bold, smiling with insolence.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
An expression of haughty surprise swept her face.
"The Fatal Glove" by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
The terms were hard for a haughty spirit to bear.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
And wanting subjects to his haughty will, On this mean work employed his trifling skill?
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
But Nony wuz cold and haughty.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
She felt haughty and humiliated and angry all at once.
"An Alabaster Box" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
The sacrifices of the people will be annoying to the haughty queen.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
They denoted a haughty and indignant spirit.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Argal was a man of talents and energy, but selfish, haughty, and tyrannical.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
With compressed lips and haughty mien he seemed not to notice them.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
I was cold, and as haughty and aloof as she was herself, but I used every art I knew of to draw her out and make her talk.
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
Bow thy haughty forehead in the dust!
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith

In poetry:

So sped the years, till came a day
The haughty king was old and gray,
And in his hold were spoils untold
That he had wrenched from Norroway.
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
Now let them boast how tall they rise,
I'll never envy them again;
There they may stand with haughty eyes,
Till they plunge deep in endless pain.
"Psalm LXXIII: Now I'm Convinced the Lord Is Kind" by Isaac Watts
Deem'st thou that no honour liveth
Save in haughty breasts like thine?
Think'st thou men, like dogs in spirit,
At such blows but wince and whine?
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Over soft lawns where blossoms sleep,
Under warm trees where love was born,
I see your haughty shadows creep,
And wait to meet you there, forlorn.
"Silence And Solitude" by Annie Adams Fields
Let haughty sinners sink their pride,
Nor lift so high their scornful head;
But lay their foolish thoughts aside,
And own the king that God hath made.
"Psalm 75" by Isaac Watts
The heart of the hand-maid's sons
Is hateful and haughty grown,
And all because of the cry
Of Ishmael piercing the sky,
Ascending and reaching the Throne.
"Open The Gate" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

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.