Thursday, August 28, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: /ˈhɔti/
Etymology: obs. haught (sp. var. of late ME haute < MF < L altus high, with h- < Gmc; cf. OHG hok high) + -y

1. disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious
2. Archaic. lofty or noble; exalted.

"I don't know why, but he despised me even beyond all measure and looked at me with an insufferable haughtiness."

— Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From Underground

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