[ UK /hɔːtˈɜː/ ]
  1. overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
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How To Use hauteur In A Sentence

  • Harriet Walter was a wonderful Lady Macbeth: a faintly neurotic society hostess with aristocratic hauteur that did not quite conceal traces of hysteria.
  • He still bore himself with pride and dignity, but without that hauteur which is said to have characterized him when he declared in the Senate that he was an ambassador from The memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby,
  • But she negotiates its vocal awkwardness capably, and supplies much of the character's blend of hauteur, froideur and directness.
  • Flo is tall, angular and stately, a fascinating mixture of formal hauteur and bohemian ditziness.
  • However, with the addition of an arcade of brand-name boutiques, the Raffles' former aristocratic hauteur seems to have been traded for a sort of self-conscious post-yuppie consumerism.
  • No more hiding behind a façade of hauteur, that's for poseurs.
  • Her rich, clear soprano captures infinite shadings of mock-hauteur, pertness and good humour.
  • She received the ovation self-possessedly enough, but without that hauteur affected by belles of balls -- in books. With Edged Tools
  • But they soon got used to my low-key presence and stared at me with supercilious hauteur.
  • Nine tenths of the critical writing about commodity culture could be anthologized under the title Killjoy Was Here; whether the point of view is Marxist alienation or post-structuralist hauteur, it's a given that the critic is monkishly immune to the gratifications involved. Material Girl
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