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Haughty appears in the following tongue twister:

  • I thought the haughty Professor Tortoise taught ontology, but the naughty Tortoise taught us tautology.
    (by Dachlan Cartwright)

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective haughty:

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Definition of the adjective haughty

What does haughty mean as an attribute of a noun?

Haughty is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more haughty / haughtier | most haughty / haughtiest

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

Alternative definition of the adjective haughty


  1. Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

Definition of the adjective haughty for high school students

    disdainfully proud
    • example: The superstar's haughty dismissal of her costars will backfire on her someday.

The adjective haughty is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for haughty

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Haughty is an adjective. Haughtier is an adjective. Haughtiest is an adjective.

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

Arrogant, haughty. -- taryky. To become haughty or arrogant; to become angry. OMUI, 2.

Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

Arrogance , a haughty Air or Mien. (– Bygning) a superb, stately Building. (blive –) to grow haughty or proud. [ly &c. Stolt, adv. proudly, haughtiStolthed, Pride, Arrogance, Haughtiness, Loftiness, Presumption. Stoltsere, to strut, to make ...

Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

A haughty person hates mankind. Oji. Haughtiness heedeth not instruction. St. Hilary. Haughtiness is a mockery of greatness. Jouy. Haughtiness displeases God, and is offensive to man. Canute. Where haughtiness dwells, ignorance is a near ...

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Quotes about haughty

Never be haughty to the humble never be humble to the haughty. (Jefferson Davis)
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Scrabble value of H4A1U1G2H4T1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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