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Haughty vs. Imperious

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Haughtyadjective

Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

Imperiousadjective

Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

Haughtyadjective

High; lofty; bold.

‘To measure the most haughty mountain's height.’; ‘Equal unto this haughty enterprise.’;

Imperiousadjective

Urgent.

Haughtyadjective

Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing.

‘A woman of a haughty and imperious nature.’;

Imperiousadjective

(obsolete) Imperial or regal.

Haughtyadjective

Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage.

‘Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced,Came towering.’;

Imperiousadjective

Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.

‘Therefore, great lords, be, as your titles witness,Imperious.’;

Haughtyadjective

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy;

‘some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines’; ‘haughty aristocrats’; ‘his lordly manners were offensive’; ‘walked with a prideful swagger’; ‘very sniffy about breaches of etiquette’; ‘his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air’; ‘shaggy supercilious camels’; ‘a more swaggering mood than usual’;

Imperiousadjective

Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.

‘This imperious man will work us allFrom princes into pages.’; ‘His bold, contemptuous, and imperious spirit soon made him conspicuous.’;

Imperiousadjective

Imperative; urgent; compelling.

‘Imperious need, which can not be withstood.’;

Imperiousadjective

able to deal authoritatively with affairs;

‘dismissed the matter with an imperious wave of her hand’;

Imperiousadjective

arrogant and domineering

‘his imperious demands’;

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