Today’s English word of the day is: haughty. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘haughty’, hear the pronunciation, and read two example dialogues. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
haughty: behaving in an unfriendly way towards other people because you think that you are better than them
American English Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːti/
🤬: We’ve had enough of your haughty airs! If you’re too good for us, then get out of our guest room and go find a hotel!
😧: Well, I never! But I suppose country bumpkins like yourselves wouldn’t know what good manners are!
😇: Be patient, my child. In this life, you may have to bow to haughty lords and sneering princes, but we will all rise as equals in the world to come.
🤨: That’s not enough for me. We need to rise up in this world and mend the injustices of this oppressive class system!
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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