Haughtiest



[haw-tee] /ˈhɔ ti/

adjective, haughtier, haughtiest.
1.
disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious:
haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk.
2.
Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted.
/ˈhɔːtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
having or showing arrogance
2.
(archaic) noble or exalted
adj.

1520s, an extension of haught (q.v.) “high in one’s own estimation” by addition of -y (2) on model of might/mighty, naught/naughty, etc. Middle English also had hautif in this sense (mid-15c., from Old French hautif). Related: Haughtily.

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