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haughty | haughtily | haughtiness

haughty haughtily haughtiness
behaving in an arrogant, unfriendly way
  • How to Memorize
    • haughty - arrogant
  • 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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsconceitedsnobbish, pretentious,
    Antonymsdeferentialmodest, unpretentious,
  • 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.