hauteur

noun
hau·​teur | \ hȯ-ˈtər How to pronounce hauteur (audio) , (h)ō- \

Definition of hauteur

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Examples of hauteur in a Sentence

she looked at him with the hauteur of someone who is accustomed to being instantly obeyed
Recent Examples on the Web And leave it to her to do so with a hauteur that belies her giddiness — a holdover, maybe, from her early career as a model, starting in high school. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Through it all, however, the gal has retained a sort of grand hauteur, even while prat-falling into a bush. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 24 Mar. 2022 Garner all but disappears behind Anna’s thick Russian-German accent and chunky designer glasses, wielding an air of hauteur like an impenetrable shield. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Feb. 2022 Yanagihara’s dismissive portrayal of these efforts is reminiscent of V.S. Naipaul in its hauteur. Siddhartha Deb, The New Republic, 28 Jan. 2022 Jagger is, in fact, distracted by a solo career; the other band members aren’t happy about that, or about his growing hauteur after almost two decades of managing the band’s affairs. Bill Wyman, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2021 Her best quality is her remarkable work ethic; her worst is a five-way tie between crankiness, pettiness, self-indulgence, hauteur and, of course, hackery. Judy Berman, Time, 28 May 2021 Her best quality is her remarkable work ethic; her worst is a five-way tie between crankiness, pettiness, self-indulgence, hauteur and, of course, hackery. Judy Berman, Time, 28 May 2021 Her best quality is her remarkable work ethic; her worst is a five-way tie between crankiness, pettiness, self-indulgence, hauteur and, of course, hackery. Judy Berman, Time, 28 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hauteur

circa 1628, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hauteur

French, from haut high — more at haughty

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The first known use of hauteur was circa 1628

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3 May 2022

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“Hauteur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hauteur. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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