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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Haugh·ti·ness, n.  The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance.
 Syn: -- Arrogance; disdain; contemptuousness; superciliousness; loftiness.
 Usage: -- Haughtiness, Arrogance, Disdain. Haughtiness denotes the expression of conscious and proud superiority; arrogance is a disposition to claim for one's self more than is justly due, and enforce it to the utmost; disdain in the exact reverse of condescension toward inferiors, since it expresses and desires others to feel how far below ourselves we consider them. A person is haughty in disposition and demeanor; arrogant in his claims of homage and deference; disdainful even in accepting the deference which his haughtiness leads him arrogantly to exact.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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