Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of haughty: more haughty

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Examples

  • The swing-role fighter is cheaper and more easily and quickly constructed than its haughtier brother, so there tend to be larger numbers of them.

    Matthew Yglesias » Government for Sale

  • Yet they snapped up the $5 shirts from street vendors, as well as haughtier (and exponentially more expensive) options from top-flight designers such as Diane Von Furstenburg, Donna Karan and Beyoncé's own House of Dereon.

    As Obama's popularity drops, so do sales of his merchandise

  • Her elder brother, who trode the path of ambition with a haughtier step than his father, had also more of human affection.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • No action could be colder, haughtier, more insolent in its air of supremacy and disrespect, but she had struggled against even that concession ineffectually, and it was wrested from her.

    Dombey and Son

  • On their way upstairs they had heard the sound of a harp, but it had ceased on their being announced, and Edith now stood beside it handsomer and haughtier than ever.

    Dombey and Son

  • But, autocrat that she was, all of it only served to make her haughtier, ruder, more overbearing.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Love's expression was haughtier than Constantine's, but it too had a hint of melancholy.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Our young lady returned to us, saucier and more passionate, and haughtier than ever.

    Wuthering Heights

  • My mother scanned the bar with that air I remembered from her haughtier days.

    Walls of Silence

  • Mr. Noel was substantially haughtier than she was in brushing off all of the incidents that happened out on the street.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2002

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