Haughty

  • 181haughtiness — 1550s, from HAUGHTY (Cf. haughty) + NESS (Cf. ness). Earlier was haughtness (late 15c.) …

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  • 182supercilious — 1520s, from L. superciliosus haughty, arrogant, from supercilium haughty demeanor, pride, lit. eyebrow (via notion of raising the eyebrow to express haughtiness), from super above (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + cilium eyelid, related to celare to… …

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  • 183supercilious — a. 1. Haughty, overbearing, domineering, dictatorial, arrogant, proud, high, lofty, overweening, consequential, lordly, intolerant, insolent, vainglorious, magisterial, imperious, high and mighty. 2. Haughty, disdainful, contemptuous, proud,… …

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  • 184hauteur — hau•teur [[t]hoʊˈtɜr, oʊˈtɜr[/t]] n. haughty manner or spirit; arrogance • Etymology: 1620–30; < F, =haut high (see haughty) + eur or I …

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  • 185cavalier — /kævəˈlɪə / (say kavuh lear) noun 1. (formerly) a horseman, especially a mounted soldier; a knight. 2. (especially formerly) one having the spirit or bearing of a knight; a courtly gentleman; a gallant. –adjective 3. haughty, disdainful, or… …

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  • 186hauteur — /oʊˈtɜ/ (say oh ter) noun haughty manner or spirit; haughtiness: *She clopped down the street with an air of hauteur –randolph stow, 1965. {French, from haut high. See haughty} …

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  • 187ὑπερτρυφῶντα — ὑπερτρυφάω to be excessively luxurious and haughty pres part act neut nom/voc/acc pl ὑπερτρυφάω to be excessively luxurious and haughty pres part act masc acc sg …

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  • 188freeze — [frēz] vi. froze, frozen, freezing [ME fresen < OE freosan, akin to OHG friosan (Ger frieren) < IE base * preus , to freeze, burn like cold > L pruina, hoarfrost, pruna, glowing coals] 1. to be formed into ice; be hardened or solidified… …

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  • 189high — [hī] adj. [ME heigh, hei, hie < OE heah, akin to Ger hoch, Goth hauhs < IE * keuk < base * keu , to curve, arch > Sans kakúd , peak, Russ kúča, heap] 1. of more than normal height; lofty; tall: not used of persons 2. extending upward… …

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  • 190snooty — ☆ snooty [sno͞ot′ē ] adj. snootier, snootiest [ SNOOT + Y2: from the elevation of the nose of haughty people] Informal haughty; snobbish snootily adv. snootiness n …

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  • 191stalk — stalk1 [stôk] vi. [ME stalken < OE stealcian (in comp.) < stealc, high, steep < IE * stelg < base * stel , to place, set up > STILL1, Gr stellein] 1. a) to walk in a stiff, haughty, or grim manner b) to advance or spread grimly… …

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  • 192haughtily — adverb in a haughty manner (Freq. 1) he peered haughtily down his nose • Derived from adjective: ↑haughty …

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  • 193proud — adj. 1 feeling greatly honoured or pleased (am proud to know him; proud of his friendship). 2 a (often foll. by of) valuing oneself, one s possessions, etc. highly, or esp. too highly; haughty; arrogant (proud of his ancient name). b (often in… …

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  • 194cav´a|lier´ness — cav|a|lier «KAV uh LIHR», noun, adjective, verb.), –n. 1. a horseman, mounted soldier, or knight: »The cavaliers with sabers drawn charged their horses into the attacking army. 2. a) a courteous gentleman; gallant: »I saw the bud crowned Spring… …

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  • 195Cav|a|lier — «KAV uh LIHR», noun, adjective, verb.), –n. 1. a horseman, mounted soldier, or knight: »The cavaliers with sabers drawn charged their horses into the attacking army. 2. a) a courteous gentleman; gallant: »I saw the bud crowned Spring go forth…to… …

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  • 196cav|a|lier — «KAV uh LIHR», noun, adjective, verb.), –n. 1. a horseman, mounted soldier, or knight: »The cavaliers with sabers drawn charged their horses into the attacking army. 2. a) a courteous gentleman; gallant: »I saw the bud crowned Spring go forth…to… …

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  • 197haut|boy — «HOH boy, OH », noun. = oboe. (Cf. ↑oboe) ╂[< Middle French hautbois < haut high (see etym. under haughty (Cf. ↑haughty)) + bois wood (because of its high notes and wooden material)] …

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  • 198stalk´like´ — stalk1 «stk», noun. 1. the stem or main axis of a plant, which rises directly from the root, and which usually supports the leaves, flowers, and fruit: »It is a long green reed, like the stalk of the maize (Fanny Kemble). 2. any slender,… …

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  • 199in a word — See: IN BRIEF …

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  • 200on one's high horse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Acting as if you are better than others; being very proud and scornful. * /Martha was chairman of the picnic committee, and at the picnic she was on her high horse, telling everyone what to do./ * /Mrs. Jones asked to… …

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