UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɔːti/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhɔti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hôtē)

Inflections of 'haughty' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
adj comparative
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
haugh•ty /ˈhɔti/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -ti•er, -ti•est. 
  1. overly proud; arrogant:haughty demeanor.
haugh•ti•ly /ˈhɔtəli/USA pronunciation  adv. 
haugh•ti•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
haugh•ty  (hôtē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -ti•er, -ti•est. 
  1. disdainfully proud;
    scornfully arrogant;
    supercilious:haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk.
  2. [Archaic.]lofty or noble;
haughti•ly, adv. 
haughti•ness, n. 
  • Gmc; compare Old High German hok high) + -y1
  • Latin altus high, with h-
  • Middle French
  • obsolete haught (spelling, spelled variant of late Middle English haute 1520–30
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged lordly, disdainful, contemptuous. See  proud. 
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged humble, unpretentious, unassuming.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
haughty /ˈhɔːtɪ/ adj ( -tier, -tiest)
  1. having or showing arrogance
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French haut, literally: lofty, from Latin altus high

ˈhaughtily adv ˈhaughtiness n
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