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Definition arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
  • It is a story about a haughty princess who has a great fall.
haughty = arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
  • She has that haughty, rich and entitled attitude.
  • haughty = arrogant
  • The recent flurry of hostile words was capped by a haughty rebuttal of U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's criticism of Chinese economic policies that favor domestic companies over American and foreign competitors.
    Zachary Karabell  --  Time, 2/8/10, U.S.-China Friction: Why Neither Side Can Afford a Split  --,8599,1960606,00.html (retrieved 06/20/10)
  • And he had many popular characteristics,—being a kind warm-hearted man, not ashamed of his low origin nor haughty in his present elevation.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather's Chair
  • Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Richard III
  • I know a discontented gentleman
    Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • haughty = arrogance or condescension (acting superior or self-important)
  • Misfortune has broken my once haughty spirit; I yield, I submit; 'tis my fate.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • haughty = arrogant
  • Frou was this haughty store a few towns over that sold single pillowcases for about a thousand dollars.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • haughty = arrogant
  • She said they had inherited haughtiness in the Western part of their blood and this had to be diluted with humility.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • haughtiness = arrogance or condescension (acting superior or self-important)
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • I never put my eyes on a man haughty and proud like that — he walk like he own the earth.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • haughty = arrogant
  • She's a troublemaker from way back, got fancy ideas an' haughty ways
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • haughty = arrogant or condescending (like she is better than others)
  • "It is unbecoming to a soldier, all this book-learning," Pickett said haughtily.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • haughtily = condescendingly (in a superior or self-important way)
  • Mr. Sloane didn't enter into the conversation, but lounged back haughtily in his chair;
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • haughtily = in a superior or self-important manner
  • ...and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side,
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • haughty = condescending (acting superior or self-important)
  • DE GUICHE (controlling himself, haughtily):  Do you think I will eat your leavings?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • haughtily = condescendingly (in a superior or self-important manner)
  • Come 'long like a good feller—don't be haughty!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • haughty = acting superior or self-important
  • She tossed her head and assumed a haughty voice: "You must speak to the secretary."
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • haughty = arrogant
  • She immediately assumed her haughtiest expression and said, "You're a fine one to talk."
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • haughtiest = arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
  • Her long dark hair swept over one shoulder, and her face was gorgeous in that surreal super-model way—thin and haughty and cold, not quite human.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • haughty = arrogant
  • Girls responded with pointed whispers, haughty laughter and, as I myself have often done, with evil eyes.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
haughty = arrogant or condescending

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