Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Haughtiness in bearing and attitude; arrogance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Haughty feeling or bearing; arrogant manner or spirit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Haughty manner or spirit; haughtiness; pride; arrogance.

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  • noun haughtiness or arrogance; loftiness

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from haut, high; see haughty.]

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From French.

Examples

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  • "There was an innate refinement, a languid queenly hauteur about Gerty which was unmistakably evidenced in her delicate hands and higharched instep."

    Joyce, Ulysses, 13

    January 14, 2007

  • From p. 21 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: "The intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur."

    September 29, 2012