adj. haugh·ti·er, haugh·ti·est
Scornfully and condescendingly proud. See Synonyms at arrogant.
[From Middle English haut, from Old French haut, halt, alteration (influenced by Frankish hōh, high) of Latin altus, high; see al-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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