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HAUGHTY (haughtier, haughtiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haughty mean? 

HAUGHTY (adjective)
  The adjective HAUGHTY has 1 sense:

1. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

  Familiarity information: HAUGHTY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HAUGHTY (adjective)

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Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy


haughty; prideful; sniffy; supercilious; swaggering; disdainful; lordly

Context examples:

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


proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)

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