Haughty meaning

Adjective: haughty

Pronunciation: (ho-tee)

Haughty meaning: Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy. Insulting attitude of people where they think that they are better, smarter and more important than other people.

Synonyms: conceited, snobbish, pompous, fastuous, disdainful, egotistical, supercilious, condescending, smug, scornful, overweening, imperious, cavalier

fastuous meaning, haughty meaning

Derived forms: haughtier, haughtiest

Quotations: William Makepeace Thackeray – She looks so haughty that I should have thought her a princess at the very least, with a pedigree reaching as far back as the Deluge. But this lady was no better born than many other ladies who give themselves airs; and all sensible people laughed at her absurd pretensions.

Blaise Pascal – Instead of complaining that God had hidden himself, you will give him thanks for not having revealed so much of himself; and you will also give him thanks for not having revealed himself to haughty sages, unworthy to know so holy a God.

Charles Dickens – Yes. He saw her in his mind, exactly as she was. She bore him company with her pride, resentment, hatred, all as plain to him as her beauty; with nothing plainer to him than her hatred of him. He saw her sometimes haughty and repellent at his side, and sometimes down among his horse’s feet, fallen and in the dust. But he always saw her as she was, without disguise, and watched her on the dangerous way that she was going.

Virgil – Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.

Siddha Nagarjuna – If you are truly persevering in virtue, what is the place of a haughty attitude? The cow which has no milk will not be purchased, even though equipped with a pleasant sounding bell.

Sample sentences:

  1. Oh, tenderly the haughty day fills his blue urn with fire.”Very haughty!” he said, the wild Buccaneer.
  2. Nothing in the world is haughtier than a man of moderate capacity when once raised to power.
  3. None are haughtier than a common place person raised to power.
  4. An old and haughty nation proud in arms. They have rejected their offer with a serious and haughty tone of disdain.
  5. Victory is by nature insolent and haughty.
  6. They shared the grievance that the government wasn’t paying attention to ordinary people, that it was time to respond to the negative by-products of economic reform. They considered the government to be arrogant, haughty and unresponsive.
  7. First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the everyday, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context.
  8. She flays with indignation haughty, the passages she thinks are naughty, but reads them carefully so that, she’ll know what to be angry at.
  9. The haughty blind person picks a fight with his guide.
  10. At present, Maria seems far stronger at conveying John’s haughty grandeur and petulant temper-tantrums than he is at getting to the heart of the poetry, or the man. There is no mistaking his charisma, or his ability to turn the mood on a sixpence so that courtly formality suddenly gives way to either sardonic wit or a terrifying menace.
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