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high-and-mighty

Definitions

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

  • adjective Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.

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

  • adjective conceited and arrogant; imperious.

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

  • adjective offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

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Examples

  • The ingredients look all high-and-mighty health wise, but these are still a seriously indulgent, rich dessert.

    Products, Peanuts, and Protein

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • 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.

    China Looms Over Coming Taiwan Election

  • The ingredients look all high-and-mighty health wise, but these are still a seriously indulgent, rich dessert.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I think we need to set aside our high-and-mighty ideas about the evils of materialism in certain cases.

    Advisor: Was it cruel to let poor kids in India play with my iPod? Boing Boing

  • 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.

    On Wolves And The Future Of Hunting

  • For all that the OtherFolk acted so high-and-mighty around us, they certainly lapped it up when one of us shone.

    Brush of Darkness

  • 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”.

    Think Progress » Van Jones to Glenn Beck: ‘I see you, and I love you, brother.’ (Updated)

  • 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.

    On Wolves And The Future Of Hunting

  • For all that the OtherFolk acted so high-and-mighty around us, they certainly lapped it up when one of us shone.

    Brush of Darkness

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