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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haughtiness mean? 

  The noun HAUGHTINESS has 1 sense:

1. overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

  Familiarity information: HAUGHTINESS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1haughtiness [BACK TO TOP]


Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

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Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


arrogance; haughtiness; hauteur; high-handedness; lordliness

Hypernyms ("haughtiness" is a kind of...):

pride (the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "haughtiness"):

condescension; disdainfulness; superciliousness (the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior)

contemptuousness (the manifestation of scorn and contempt)

hubris (overbearing pride or presumption)

domineeringness; imperiousness; overbearingness (the trait of being imperious and overbearing)

superiority (displaying a sense of being better than others)

snobbery; snobbishness; snobbism (the trait of condescending to those of lower social status)

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