Haughty is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of haughty, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
EXAMPLES - Haughty in a Sentence
- They scorned, but the heart of the haughty is cold; (source)
- And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there. (source)
- "It is I, who am to be first obeyed," said he in haughty tones. (source)
- She obtained an hearing, he sat in haughty silence, but he listened. (source)
- Chavez calls the haughty Bush a devil, and hawks decide he's an enemy. (source)
- Some call the service "haughty" and other surveyors add the food may be (source)
- Her small figure had straightened itself into a kind of haughty rigidity. (source)
- He probably pronounced it "haughty" since he is more familiar with that word. (source)
- He recalled the haughty contempt with which his protestations of love had been received. (source)
- Funny how she could put on that kind of haughty manner like a hat, and just as easily discard it. (source)
- As those words were said, you might have seen at once why Lady Montfort was called haughty and reserved. (source)
- In this case, you really have to picture what kind of haughty liberal Manhattan crowd is attending this event. (source)
- The word haughty is used synonymously for the word arrogant both as the dictionary definition and in the Bible. (source)
- "The English mean to make slaves of us," they said, in haughty indignation, and soon a plot to murder all the British was formed. (source)
- Proud -- no; it is not quite proud; not in an active sense; there is a resignation in it; and yet it is a kind of haughty resignation. (source)
- Some were inclined to call her haughty, but this haughtiness was tempered by politeness and the most gracious consideration for others. (source)
- If you are looking for 'haughty' seafood, I would personally either recommend 1. (my favorite restaurant in DC) Kinkead's (pricey), or 2. (source)
- 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. (source)
- "That, sir," he replied with a kind of haughty reserve, "is the portrait of her future ladyship, which his lordship keeps for his private heye." (source)
- Edward turned round to his courtiers as he spoke, and saw that his last words had called a haughty and angry look to the watchful countenance of Montagu. (source)
- Scott reins in the snottiness he brought to the much more broad Will Ferrell comedy Step Brothers, trimming it back to a kind of haughty moral superiority. (source)
- Joe makes me want to expand my vocabulary to include words like "haughty," so when I'm creatively directing during a shoot I can describe exactly what I want from my models. (source)
- The pride of the enemy shall be humbled, the boughs that are lifted up on high shall be lopped off, the high and stately trees shall be hewn down; that is, the haughty shall be humbled. (source)
- Or perhaps a good reason to never be "haughty" before your captors cut out the tongues and cut off the hands of each and every 'best friend' with which you shared your "little slice of heaven". (source)
- 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. (source)
- Additionally, Griffith is "gifted with an experience beyond his years" (18) and endowed with a natural authority that operates "like a charm" (338); he also appears "haughty" and exults in a fervent (source)
- Inflated with new confidence, he mounted the wall himself, and in haughty language returned for answer, That he would fall under the towers of the citadel before he would surrender to a Scottish rebel. (source)
- Aristocracies often commit very tyrannical and very inhuman actions; but they rarely entertain grovelling thoughts; and they show a kind of haughty contempt of little pleasures, even whilst they indulge in them. (source)
- Former privacy commissioner George Radwanski made errors and might have been "haughty" with employees, but his lavish hospitality spending and expense transactions did not amount to criminal acts, his lawyer argued Thursday. (source)
- They secretly strove to bring about his fall by accusing him of tyranny; they caused the establishment of his religion to be considered as the presage of his usurpation; they recalled the haughty attitude he assumed on the 20th (source)
- But recalling the haughty mien and fine proportions of Princess Kralta, I suspected that jollying her into action might be a bore, while on t'other hand she was too big to wrestle into submission in the confines of a sleeping berth ... (source)
- Unkind people said that, like her Imperial namesake, she had won her way to success by strength of will and hardness of heart, and a kind of haughty effrontery that was somehow justified by the extreme decency and dignity of her private life. (source)
- I pleased myself with being the patron of the people I placed there, and doing for them in a kind of haughty, majestic way, like an old patriarchal monarch, providing for them as if I had been father of the whole family, as well as of the plantation. (source)
- The Baron, in haughty confidence, laughs at their defiance, and is insensible to his danger: for should an insurrection happen, there are other clans who would eagerly join in his destruction, and punish with the same weapon the tyrant and the murderer. (source)
- Some of my visitors reproach me for being "haughty"; they ask me where I secured the right to teach and to preach; cruel in their reasoning, they would like to drive away even the smile from the face of the man who has been imprisoned for life as a murderer. (source)
- Short of stature, but broad-chested, and compactly formed, with his superb head well set set upon shoulders, erect, and thrown back in haughty grace - his gray eyes flashing, and his swarthy face one glow of intense emotion - it was impossible to listen to him without catching some spark of his fiery enthusiasm. (source)
- But I was possessed of a wandering spirit, and scorned all advantages: I pleased myself with being the patron of the people I placed there, and doing for them in a kind of haughty, majestic way, like an old patriarchal monarch, providing for them as if I had been father of the whole family, as well as of the plantation. (source)
- His first satire speaks contemptuously of 'giddy fantastic poets,' and, when he allowed himself to write poetry, he was resolved to do something different from what anybody had ever done before, not so much from the artist's instinctive desire of originality, as from a kind of haughty, yet really bourgeois, desire to be indebted to nobody. (source)
- But I was conscious of a growing difference in her manner towards me; sometimes strong enough to be called haughty coldness, cutting and chilling me as the hail had done that came across the sunshine on our marriage morning; sometimes only perceptible in the dexterous avoidance of a _tete-a-tete_ walk or dinner to which I had been looking forward. (source)
- Jeremy's kindness and good nature, and much speculation was indulged in as to his successor -- the cook recalled her early youth and an engagement with a soldier that aroused such sympathy in her hearers that she fraternised, unexpectedly, with Clare's maid -- a girl who had formerly been considered "haughty," but was now found to be agreeable and pleasant. (source)
- Evil-merodach, &c. [Grotius]; rather, during Nebuchadnezzar's privation of his throne, while deranged. it was lifted up from the earth -- that is, from its grovelling bestiality. made stand ... as a man -- So long as Nebuchadnezzar, in haughty pride, relied on his own strength, he forfeited the true dignity of man, and was therefore degraded to be with the beasts. (source)
- Whether the subject was how poorly presidential libraries are fairing, the undue influence of the foundations, Ms. Fawcett's inappropriate conduct in the "Clark matter" - or even just her apparent "haughty" attitude, especially to subordinates - there seem to be a lot of people who feel, as I do, that there needs to be a new Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "haughty" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 29 synonyms for haughty.
assuming, cavalier, conceited, contemptuous, detached, disdainful, distant, egotistic, egotistical, high, high and mighty, hoity-toity, imperious, indifferent, lofty, on high horse, overbearing, overweening, proud, reserved, scornful, sniffy, snobbish, snooty, snotty, stuck-up, supercilious, superior, uppity
We have 4 antonyms for haughty.
humble, meek, shy, timid
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of haughty from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Scornfully and condescendingly proud. See Synonyms at proud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) High; lofty; bold.
- (adjective) Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing.
- (adjective) Indicating haughtiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) High; elevated: same as haut, 1.
- (None) Lofty; bold; adventurous.
- (None) Proud and disdainful; feeling superior to others; lofty and arrogant in feeling or manner; supercilious.
- (None) Proceeding from excessive pride, or pride mingled with contempt; manifesting a sense of superiority: as, a haughty air or walk; a haughty tone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy