haughty | haughtily | haughtiness

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

behaving in an arrogant, unfriendly way

Check Icon How to Memorize

haughty - arrogant

Check Icon Analysis

Somebody described as being ‘haughty’ is considered to be arrogant, displaying through their behaviour, or simply the way they look, a sense that they are better than other people. This belief in their own superiority, which often goes hand-in-hand with contempt for others, elicits a strong negative reaction. It can, however, be misinterpreted.

ExamsSpokenOther
Synonyms snobbish,pretentious
Antonyms modest,unpretentious

Check Icon Example(s)

  1. I hate working with Anna. Her haughty manner is just so infuriating!

  2. When I messed up my presentation I could see Robert in the corner of my eye, smiling haughtily.

  3. A lot of people misinterpret our manager’s reserve for haughtiness. He’s actually a really nice man.

Related Links