American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
“These jobs need to be done, and the people who do them are still doing what they can to contribute to society — but instead of treating them with respect, people like you turn up your high-and-mighty noses at them and label them “lazy”.”
“For all that the OtherFolk acted so high-and-mighty around us, they certainly lapped it up when one of us shone.”
“Firstly, it is dangerous to those who don't really understand the issue because they are easy to sucker in and often believe anything said by someone with a high-and-mighty educational or professional title or two says.”
“In fact, I think Beijing has only gotten worse because it has a high-and-mighty attitude that Taiwan owes everything to China and without their mercy, Taiwan will flop overnight.”
“I think we need to set aside our high-and-mighty ideas about the evils of materialism in certain cases.”
“The ingredients look all high-and-mighty health wise, but these are still a seriously indulgent, rich dessert.”
“My tastes and personal beliefs are not paramount to those of anyone else, so when someone puts their crosshairs on a book like And Tango Makes Three, Baby Be-Bop, or possibly The Golden Compass, I want to tell the high-and-mighty to mind their own damned business.”
“Needless to say, that is very annoying for the high-and-mighty Sox and their loyal fan base who filled Oriole Park at Camden Yards.”
“To hear the old man tell of the only two holdouts, Jimmy Carter had been too high-and-mighty to accept this sort of assistance, and Nixon had been too cheap.”
“Always good to see a high-and-mighty bullshitter taken down a peg or two.”
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