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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors.

Usage examples (34)
  • Victor heard him, and put up his eyeglass in amazement; but he, in his turn, had only a shirt on, and the hauteur was a failure.
  • That "hauteur," however, has proved beneficial for the institution he has directed for almost a third of a century.
  • The Archbishop looked at him with extreme hauteur.
  • Hadria stood before them, in an attitude of hauteur. for more
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  • Few become the "auteur" (film director who dominates the movie's style) of a documentary, but many carry themselves with great "hauteur" (arrogance).
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