Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin extended form of obsolete haught, earlier haut, from Old French, from Latin altus ‘high’
  • cavalier
  • imperious
  • indifferent
  • snobbish
  • snooty
  • humble
  • shy
  • meek
  • timid
arrogantly superior and disdainful
A) Her haughty behavior implied that she thought she was better than us. B) Laurie didn't appreciate the haughty tone in her mother-in-law's voice.
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