Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “haughty”

See all translations

haughty

adjective uk   /ˈhɔː.ti/ us    /ˈhɑː.t̬i/ disapproving
unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other people: She has a rather haughty manner.
haughtily
adverb uk   /-tɪ.li/ us    /_t̬ɪ.li/
haughtiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “haughty”
in Korean 거만한…
in Arabic مُتَغَطرِس…
in French hautain…
in Turkish mağrur, kibirli, tepeden bakan…
in Italian altezzoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不友好的,傲慢的…
in Russian высокомерный, надменный…
in Polish wyniosły…
in Spanish altanero, arrogante, engreído…
in Portuguese altivo, arrogante…
in German hochmütig…
in Catalan arrogant…
in Japanese 高慢な, 傲(ごう)慢な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不友好的,傲慢的…
(Definition of haughty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of haughty?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “haughty” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More