Simple Definition of haughty
: having or showing the insulting attitude of people who think that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people
Examples of haughty
He rejected their offer with a tone of haughty disdain.
<the haughty waiter smirked when I remarked that it was odd that a French restaurant didn't even have french fries on the menu>
Origin of haughty
obsolete haught, from Middle English haute, from Anglo-French halt, haut, literally, high, from Latin altus — more at old
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of haughty
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Definition of haughty
: having or showing a proud and superior attitude <a haughty princess>
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