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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…
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