Etymology
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haughty (adj.)

"proud and disdainful," 1520s, a redundant extension of haught (q.v.) "high in one's own estimation" by addition of -y (2) on model of might/mighty, naught/naughty, etc. Middle English had also hautif in this sense (mid-15c., from Old French hautif), and hautein "proud, haughty, arrogant; presumptuous" (c. 1300), from Old French hautain. Related: Haughtily.

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Definitions of haughty

haughty (adj.)
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer;
haughty aristocrats
Synonyms: disdainful / imperious / lordly / overbearing / prideful / sniffy / supercilious / swaggering
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