Purland’s Word of the Day! Haughty
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Are you haughty? Do you know anybody who is haughty? Let’s hope not!
A haughty person is somebody who is proud and arrogant and acts in a disdainful and stuck-up manner. You get the feeling that they think they’re much better than you – and everybody else, for that matter.
If you are haughty you believe you are superior, but in reality you are just too big for your boots – you have too high an opinion of yourself and could be described as vain or even an egomaniac!
If you know anybody who is haughty – or if you are haughty – please tell us about it in the comments below!
‘Terry’s boss is so haughty. She storms around the office all day barking orders at people. It’s really not on!’
abstract noun: haughtiness
opposite adjectives: humble, unassuming
sounds like: naughty (in British English), body (in American English)
tone: formal / literary English
stress: first syllable
origin: 16th century French