AskDefine | Define haughtiness

Dictionary Definition

haughtiness n : overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors [syn: arrogance, hauteur, highhandedness, lordliness]

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English

Noun

  1. The state or property of being haughty; arrogance, snobbery.

Usage notes

  • The plural form is rare in modern works.
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