Haughtier
Haughty Haugh"ty (h[add]"t[y^]), a. [Compar. {Haughtier} (h[add]"t[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Haughtiest}.] [OE. hautein, F. hautain, fr. haut high, OF. also halt, fr. L. altus. See {Altitude}.] [1913 Webster] 1. High; lofty; bold. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster]

To measure the most haughty mountain's height. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Equal unto this haughty enterprise. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing. [1913 Webster]

A woman of a haughty and imperious nature. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

3. Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage. [1913 Webster]

Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced, Came towering. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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