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haughtiness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haughtiness  \Haugh"ti*ness\,  n.  [For  hauteinness  See 
  {Haughty}.] 
  The  quality  of  being  haughty;  disdain;  arrogance. 
 
  Syn:  Arrogance;  disdain;  contemptuousness;  superciliousness; 
  loftiness. 
 
  Usage:  {Haughtiness},  {Arrogance},  {Disdain}.  Haughtiness 
  denotes  the  expression  of  conscious  and  proud 
  superiority;  arrogance  is  a  disposition  to  claim  for 
  one's  self  more  than  is  justly  due,  and  enforce  it  to 
  the  utmost;  disdain  in  the  exact  reverse  of 
  condescension  toward  inferiors,  since  it  expresses  and 
  desires  others  to  feel  how  far  below  ourselves  we 
  consider  them  A  person  is  haughty  in  disposition  and 
  demeanor;  arrogant  in  his  claims  of  homage  and 
  deference;  disdainful  even  in  accepting  the  deference 
  which  his  haughtiness  leads  him  arrogantly  to  exact. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haughtiness 
  n  :  overbearing  pride  evidenced  by  a  superior  manner  toward 
  inferiors  [syn:  {arrogance},  {lordliness}] 




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