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hauteur n : overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors [syn: arrogance, haughtiness, highhandedness, lordliness]

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English

Etymology

Noun

hauteur

Quotations

  • 1992, Joyce Carol Oates, Black Water, Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 31
    [...] as, indeed, a new subject presented itself now, "Here's our turn!" braking the Toyota and turning the wheel sharply without having had time to signal so, close behind them, an angered motorist sounded his horn, but The Senator took no heed: not out of arrogance or hauteur but, simply, because he took no heed.

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Pronunciation

Noun

hauteur f

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Olympian detachment, Olympian loftiness, airs, altitude, arrogance, arrogantness, assumption of superiority, ceiling, clannishness, cliquishness, condescendence, condescension, contempt, contemptuousness, contumely, despite, disdain, disdainfulness, disparagement, domineering, domineeringness, elevation, eminence, exaltation, exclusiveness, haughtiness, haughty airs, height, heighth, high horse, highness, hoity-toitiness, hoity-toity, insult, loftiness, morgue, overbearing pride, overbearingness, overweening pride, patronization, patronizing, patronizing attitude, perpendicular distance, pride, prominence, proudness, purse-pride, ridicule, scorn, scornfulness, side, sniffiness, snobbishness, snootiness, snottiness, sovereign contempt, stature, stiff-necked pride, sublimity, superbia, superciliousness, tallness, toploftiness, uppishness, uppityness
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