Definition of Haughtiness

1. Noun. Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors.

Definition of Haughtiness

1. n. The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance.

Definition of Haughtiness

1. Noun. The state or property of being haughty; arrogance, snobbery. ¹

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Definition of Haughtiness

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Medical Definition of Haughtiness

1. The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance. It denotes the expression of conscious and proud superiority; arrogance is a disposition to claim for one's self more than is justly due, and enforce it to the utmost; disdain in the exact reverse of condescension toward inferiors, since it expresses and desires others to feel how far below ourselves we consider them. A person is haughty in disposition and demeanor; arrogant in his claims of homage and deference; disdainful even in accepting the deference which his haughtiness leads him arrogantly to exact. Synonym: arrogance, disdain, contemptuousness, superciliousness, loftiness. Origin: For hauteinness. See Haughty. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haughtiness

haughtiness (current term)
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Literary usage of Haughtiness

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"haughtiness denotes the abstract quality of haughty, which, contracted from ... haughtiness (says Dr. Blair) is founded on the high opinion we entertain of ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"J3n epistle to Friends, against pride, haughtiness, and the vain customs and fashions of the world. Friends,—Here you may see how the holy men of God ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"And lie courier Bergami, it was ob- erved, did not rise before her. The haughtiness of this man's onduct too, from this moment orward, bore testimony to the ..."

4. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch, John Langhorne, William Langhorne (1823)
"... delivered their orders with some haughtiness to Sylla, the soldiers prepared to kill them; but at last contented themselves with breaking their fasces, ..."

5. History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent by George Bancroft (1866)
"... he was still dreaming of an ideal England with a parliament of the people; and with a haughtiness all the more marvellous from his age, decrepitude, ..."

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