What is another word for haughtiness?

Pronunciation: [hˈɔːtɪnəs] (IPA)

Haughtiness is a word that describes a person who is arrogant, proud and self-important. Synonyms for this term include arrogance, conceit, vanity, presumption, egotism, superiority, snobbishness, and loftiness. Each of these synonyms highlights a different aspect of a person who is haughty. Arrogance and conceit refer to someone who overvalues their own abilities, while vanity emphasizes being overly concerned with one's appearance. Presumption means assuming things without sufficient evidence or authority, while egotism is an excessive focus on oneself. Superiority and snobbishness suggest a disdain for those considered inferior, while loftiness implies a sense of being elevated above others.

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Haughtiness is a word that refers to arrogance, pride, or a sense of superiority. Antonyms for this word can be used to describe someone who is modest, humble, or respectful. Examples of antonyms for haughtiness include humility, modesty, meekness, politeness, and deference. These words describe individuals who are not arrogant, but rather humble and respectful towards others. They are characterized by their willingness to listen, to learn, and to treat others with kindness and compassion. Antonyms for haughtiness are particularly useful in situations where it is important to show respect for others, such as in business or social settings.

Usage examples for Haughtiness

But to Dale it seemed that it was different now, that it indicated languor and haughtiness; indeed, it seemed that the whole man was different.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
Whatever he might have appeared to the passengers he showed no haughtiness when, as was frequently the case, he entered into conversation with the men.
"Won from the Waves"
W.H.G. Kingston
The tears rose up and dimmed her eyes, but they were tears of offended pride, and as they stole slowly along her cheeks, her features acquired an expression of intense haughtiness.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Haughtiness

  • The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
    Jose Saramago
  • Some people, you would think, are made up of nothing but title and genealogy; the stamp of dignity defaces in them the very character of humanity, and transports them to such a degree of haughtiness that they reckon it below them to exercise good nature or good manners.
  • 'Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul: I think the Romans call it Stoicism.
    Joseph Addison
  • For this honour, nobility, gentility, propriety, superfluity, etc. hath (without contradiction) been the father of hellish horrid pride, arrogance, haughtiness, loftiness, murder, malice, of all manner of wickedness and impiety. Yea, the cause of all the blood that ever hath been shed - from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of the last Levellers that were shot to death.
    Abiezer Coppe
  • Her haughtiness and habit of domination was, therefore, a fictitious character, induced over that which was natural to her, and it deserted her when her eyes were opened to the extent of her own danger, as well as that of her lover and her guardian; and when she found her will, the slightest expression of which was wont to command respect and attention, now placed in opposition to that of a man of a strong, fierce, and determined mind, who possessed the advantage over her, and was resolved to use it, she quailed before him.
    Walter Scott

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