Haughtiness Haugh"ti*ness, n. [For hauteinness. See {Haughty}.] The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance.

Syn: Arrogance; disdain; contemptuousness; superciliousness; loftiness.

Usage: {Haughtiness}, {Arrogance}, {Disdain}. Haughtiness 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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