superbity

noun su·per·bi·ty \-bətē\

Definition of superbity

plural

-es

  1. :  haughtiness, arrogance the vaulting ambition and superbity of youth — T. H. White, born 1906

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Origin and Etymology of superbity

Middle French superbité, from superbe haughty (from Latin superbus) + -ité -ity — more at superb


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