(superl.) Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing.
(superl.) Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage.
(1) But he was apt to say to those with a haughty attitude things like: "Do you know who I am?
(2) The mountain is haughty and proud, an enormous glacier fills the valley in front and in the foreground – giving scale to the scene and a sense of infeasibility to the task facing the men inside them – is a little collection of tents.
(3) In "Marching (As Seen from the Left File)", for instance, he describes the men from the perspective of one of them and in "Break of Day in the Trenches" he identifies with the lowly rat against the "haughty athletes".
(4) One member, in a very haughty voice, said, rather like Lady Bracknell's "A handbag?"
(5) Janice Turner, The Times 'Haughty' … Gwyneth Paltrow.
(6) The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, said Mandela "was never haughty.
(7) Her supposed haughtiness, she claims, stems simply from a lack of confidence.
(8) Nobody in Whitehall wants to risk a repeat of the calamity of 1973 – when President Richard Nixon ordered an end to intelligence sharing with Britain, having taken a dim view of Edward Heath's cosiness to Europe, and his haughty attitude to the US.
(9) The SNP leader would like to stage the referendum in 2014, the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, one of those rare Scottish victories over England on the battlefield when Robert the Bruce and his stubborn warriors defeated a large and haughty force of English knights.
(10) The surprise in the film was not just that the French had made a decent rom-com – "We were all saying, suddenly, when it was made, that it was sort of the best of the French and the British types of these films, which is rare, and why it works" – but that Paradis, with no comedy films behind her, had made such a fine rom-com lead: mesmerisingly watchable in the first half in particular, when she plays haughty and hard-to-get; before, of course, the melt.
(11) Strong-arming a second administration out of consulting a suffering populace could look dangerously like haughty contempt.
(12) Many in Ireland, used to the populist bonhomie of working-class male politicians such as Bertie Ahern, have always found her cool, even haughty.
(13) Not many clubs can say that,” Wenger said, during a slightly haughty press conference.
(14) Jadranka adds: "This was my offence," and she pulls out an identity card from the period: a haughty face, high cheekbones, jet black hair and very beautiful.
(15) Tall and with a haughty baritone not unlike that of his conservative arch-enemy William F Buckley Jr, Vidal appeared cold and cynical on the surface.
(16) And when the British belatedly repented their haughty disdain for the European project, and applied to join, it was under Harold Macmillan’s Tory government.
(17) As if to atone for that disaster, its latest ill-advised form of words, chosen to pacify the restive masses, is " It is not prejudiced to worry about immigration " – but that won't dispel the lingering whiff of haughty moral judgment (shades here of a danger that awaits all out-of-touch politicians: the rhetorical equivalent of Ceausescu's right hand, attempting to still the crowd as the gesture made them even more irate).
(18) His comments have a grain of truth in them, certainly, but they played to the Times's weak spot – the impression that it can radiate a patrician aloofness, of haughty disregard of the lessons it could learn from competitors.
(19) Dimitar Berbatov slotted it away with haughty indifference to mere goalkeepers at spot-kicks.
(20) And the moment they find one, they launch into a performance of such deranged, self-assured haughtiness, the Daily Mail seems hopelessly amateur by comparison.
(a.) Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.
(1) Leave aside the noxious and pompous view that the views of non-national-security-professionals - whatever that means - should be ignored when it comes to militarism, US foreign policy and war crimes.
(2) On last Friday's Radio 4 Today programme , the historian Robert Service played his part to perfection, pompously advising the BBC to "get some sense of proportion".
(3) He says that the idea of the corrupt, lying, pompous politician has become "the equivalent of the mother-in-law or Irish joke of the 1970s".
(4) As the debate reached its conclusion, Stockwood, dressed grandly in a purple cassock and pompously fondling his crucifix in a way that was devastatingly lampooned by Rowan Atkinson a week later on a Not the Nine O'Clock News sketch, delivered his parting shot of, "You'll get your 30 pieces of silver."
(5) She was terrifying but not pompous, and she could be quite playful, quite cosy in a strange way."
(6) Auda is more of a problem: his character is portrayed as an unreformed savage who cares only for violence, treasure and his own pompous self-image.
(7) Giles Oakley London • In conception and format, it was trite – while being undeservedly pompous and self-esteeming.
(8) About three years ago, he was teasing me about something – being thick probably, or making pompous speeches.
(9) His chairman, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, was more magnificently pompous, as befits an ex-foreign secretary.
(10) Please don't read my pompous views above as referring to the great majority of gallery shows, where dealers display art they hope someone will want to buy for their home, and new collectors are born every week.
(11) When those inside the temple are pompous hypocrites, maybe it is the better place to be.
(12) Those who actively seek out linguistic slip-ups will correct you with such glee that it makes you doubt whether their commitment to "calling out" bigotry matches their commitment to pompous arseholerly.
(13) Chaplin himself wrote about this process: "Sometimes a musician would get pompous with me, and I would cut him short: 'Whatever the melody is, the rest is just a vamp.'
(14) I realised that my goal here really is to represent – it sounds super-pompous – how we think and how we associate.
(15) "Without wishing to sound pompous, I do more research now than ever.
(16) I will leave the public to judge his actions.” Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said it should be no surprise that his black cab members across London were considering “a boycott of the Tory toff David Mellor over his outrageous, pompous and disgraceful tirade against one of their colleagues”.
(17) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – five reasons we're still slightly worried Read more This caped crusader has had a personality upgrade Facebook Twitter Pinterest Photograph: Warner Bros The Batman we met in The Lego Movie aways seemed an unlikely candidate for his own solo film, a pompous jerk who was more Flash Thompson than Bruce Wayne.
(18) It was as absurd for a Tory MP to demand Abbott's resignation from the shadow cabinet on account of this remark as it was for Ed Miliband to tell her pompously "in no uncertain terms" that it had been "unacceptable".
(19) It's pompous twaddle with no relevance to fucking anything."
(20) This is all the more surprising since Tolstoy seems to speak freely, in his fiction, with the sort of moralistic-prophetic voice – the voice of a teacher of right and wrong – that lesser writers are obliged to use sparingly, unless they want to sound pompous and didactic.