from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Scornfully and condescendingly proud. See Synonyms at proud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. High; lofty; bold.
- adj. Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing.
- adj. Indicating haughtiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- High; elevated: same as haut, 1.
- Lofty; bold; adventurous.
- Proud and disdainful; feeling superior to others; lofty and arrogant in feeling or manner; supercilious.
- Proceeding from excessive pride, or pride mingled with contempt; manifesting a sense of superiority: as, a haughty air or walk; a haughty tone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
From Middle English haut, from Old French haut, halt, alteration (influenced by Frankish hōh, high) of Latin altus, high).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From earlier hauty, haultic, with spelling change in imitation of naughty and high, from Middle English hautein, hautain (with -ein, -ain becoming -y through the form hautenesse standing for *hauteinnesse; see haughtiness), from haute ("self-important"), from Old French haut, hault ("high, lofty"), from Frankish *hauh, hōh ("high, lofty, proud") and Latin altus ("high, deep"). More at high, old. (Wiktionary)