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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haughty  \Haugh"ty\,  a.  [Compar.  {Haughtier};  superl. 
  {Haughtiest}.]  [OE.  hautein,  F.  hautain,  fr  haut  high,  OF 
  also  halt,  fr  L.  altus.  See  {Altitude}.] 
  1.  High;  lofty;  bold.  [Obs.  or  Archaic] 
 
  To  measure  the  most  haughty  mountain's  height. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Equal  unto  this  haughty  enterprise.  --Spenser 
 
  2.  Disdainfully  or  contemptuously  proud;  arrogant; 
  overbearing. 
 
  A  woman  of  a  haughty  and  imperious  nature. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  3.  Indicating  haughtiness;  as  a  haughty  carriage. 
 
  Satan,  with  vast  and  haughty  strides  advanced,  Came 
  towering.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haughty 
  adj  :  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"; 
  "shaggy  supercilious  camels";  "a  more  swaggering  mood 
  than  usual"-  W.L.Shirer  [syn:  {disdainful},  {lordly},  {prideful}, 
  {sniffy},  {supercilious},  {swaggering}] 




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