haughty vs swaggering what difference

what is difference between haughty and swaggering

English

Etymology

From earlier hauty, haultic, with spelling change in imitation of English naughty and English high, from Middle English hautein, hautain (with -ein, -ain becoming -y through the form hautenesse standing for *hauteinnesse; see haughtiness), from Middle English haute (self-important), from Old French haut, hault (high, lofty), from Frankish *hauh, *hōh (high, lofty, proud) and Latin altus (high, deep). More at high, old.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːti/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhɑti/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːti
  • Homophone: hottie (in accents with the cot-caught merger)

Adjective

haughty (comparative haughtier, superlative haughtiest)

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

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:arrogant

Derived terms

  • haughtily
  • haughtiness

Related terms

  • haught, haut, haute, hawt

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “haughty”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.


English

Verb

swaggering

  1. present participle of swagger

Adjective

swaggering (comparative more swaggering, superlative most swaggering)

  1. Boastful, proud, self-confident.

Synonyms

  • proud

Antonyms

  • mincing

Noun

swaggering (plural swaggerings)

  1. Boastful, blustering behaviour.
    • 1814, George Cruikshank, Robert Cruikshank, The Spirit of the Public Journals
      Since the return of the redoubtable head of the French people to Paris, I have been no less amused by his ill-digested boastings and swaggerings, than I was before delighted by the complete discomfiture of his ambitious plans.

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