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Definition of "haughty" []

  • Scornfully and condescendingly proud. See Synonyms at proud. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haughty" in a sentence
  • "Janet Bronaugh used the term haughty culturalist in a 2003 article for Phipps"
  • "She was trying to keep her expression haughty, Chekov suspected, but the flush of girlish anger that leapt into her cheeks when Uhura drew alongside her betrayed more than he thought she realized."
  • "Cowboy boots and hats might be unusual in haughty Charlottesville or super-snobby Alexandria, but not so odd in many other parts of the state."