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(Archaic) Lofty; noble
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  1. (Archaic) Lofty; noble
  2. Scornfully and condescendingly proud.
  3. Having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for others; proud; arrogant; supercilious
Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself; vain.
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  1. Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself; vain.
  2. (Rhetoric, literature) Having an ingenious expression or metaphorical idea, especially in extended form or used as a literary or rhetorical device.
  3. Having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.; vain and egotistical.
Of, characteristic of, or favoring aristocracy as a form of government
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  1. Of, characteristic of, or favoring aristocracy as a form of government
  2. Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy.
  3. Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men.
Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
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  1. Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
  2. Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent or impudent.
  3. (Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Having undue confidence; smug.
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  1. Having undue confidence; smug.
  2. Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent.
Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.
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  1. Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.
Free from the influence, control, or determination of another or others
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  1. Free from the influence, control, or determination of another or others
  2. Providing a comfortable livelihood.
  3. Large enough to enable one to live without working
Consistent with honor or good name:
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  1. Consistent with honor or good name:
  2. Used in the House of Commons as a title of respect when speaking of another member.
  3. Distinguished; illustrious:
Having or expressing dignity.
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  1. Having or expressing dignity.
  2. Respectable
  3. Having or showing dignity or stateliness
Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.
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  1. Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.
  2. Having excellent qualities; superior
  3. (Obs.) Famous; illustrious
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  1. Appropriate for, or suitable to, a lord.
  2. Very dignified and noble:
  3. Of, like, characteristic of, or suitable to a lord
Idealistic, implying over-optimism
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  1. Idealistic, implying over-optimism
  2. Elevated; noble; sublime
  3. High, tall, having great height or stature
Exaggerated; inflated:
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  1. Exaggerated; inflated:
  2. Elevated in rank, character, or status.
  3. Lofty; sublime; noble:
Having principles, as of conduct
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  1. Having principles, as of conduct
  2. Based on, having or manifesting principles.
  3. Based on, marked by, or manifesting principle:
Impressive and dignified, as in size or appearance; majestic:
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  1. Impressive and dignified, as in size or appearance; majestic:
  2. Dignified and slow; measured:
  3. Imposing; dignified; majestic
Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
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  1. Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
  2. Capable of being impressed.
  3. Making a strong positive impression; inspiring admiration or awe:
Making a strong impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc.; impressive
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  1. Making a strong impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc.; impressive
  2. Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.
  3. Impressive, as in size, power, or accomplishment:
Satisfactory; acceptable:
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  1. Satisfactory; acceptable:
  2. Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
  3. Thin; slender:
Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
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  1. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
  2. Very good; excellent; fine
  3. Magnificent; gorgeous
  1. Of great mettle; courageous.
  2. Full of mettle; spirited; ardent, brave, etc.
Having a (specified) character, mood, or disposition
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  1. Having a (specified) character, mood, or disposition
  2. Full of spirit; lively; energetic; animated
  3. Having a specified mood or nature. Used in combination:
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  1. Possessing a bold nature.
  2. Having a proud or unbroken spirit:
  3. Having or showing a courageous or bold spirit
Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
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  1. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
  2. Full of or due to unwarranted pride and self-importance; overbearing; haughty
  3. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others:
Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
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  1. Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
  2. Disdainful or contemptuous; full of or characterized by pride or scorn; haughty
  1. Egoistical.
  2. Tending to talk excessively about oneself.
  3. Believing oneself to be better and more important than others.
Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless:
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  1. Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless:
  2. Without force or effect; futile, fruitless, unprofitable, unavailing, etc.
  3. Having or showing excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceited.
Showing or characterized by boastful vanity
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  1. Showing or characterized by boastful vanity
  2. Excessively proud of oneself.
  3. Boastfully vain and proud of oneself
  1. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.
  2. Acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering
  3. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous.
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  1. Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous.
  2. Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
  3. Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy.
Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
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  1. Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
  2. (Obsolete) Regal; imperial.
  3. Urgent; pressing:
Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompous or officious
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  1. Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompous or officious
  2. Having, or behaving as if having, too high an opinion of one's own importance.
Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.
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  1. Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.
  2. Having the property of being a snob; arrogant and pretentious; smugly superior or dismissive of perceived inferiors.
Of a higher nature or kind.
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  1. Of a higher nature or kind.
  2. Greater in number or amount than another:
  3. Higher than another in rank, station, or authority:
Having more importance than others; principal:
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  1. Having more importance than others; principal:
  2. Having higher rank than others of the same category:
  3. Having a serious moral purpose; noble:
Of, like, characteristic of, or suitable to a lord
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  1. Of, like, characteristic of, or suitable to a lord
  2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
  3. Noble; grand
Of, characteristic of, or favoring aristocracy as a form of government
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  1. Of, characteristic of, or favoring aristocracy as a form of government
  2. Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy.
  3. Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men.
Sedately dignified in appearance or manner:
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  1. Sedately dignified in appearance or manner:
  2. Of or suitable for a magistrate or master
  3. Showing or having the skill or knowledge of a master; expert
Showing arrogant or offhand disregard; dismissive:
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  1. Showing arrogant or offhand disregard; dismissive:
  2. Associated with the court of Charles I of England
  3. Of or relating to a group of 17th-century English poets associated with the court of Charles I.
1908, Frederic Bancroft and William A. Dunning, A Sketch of Carl Schurz's Political Career
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  1. 1908, Frederic Bancroft and William A. Dunning, A Sketch of Carl Schurz's Political Career
  2. Arrogant; excessively proud
  3. 1870, Carl Schurz, George H. Thomas Eulogy
Using power or authority without proper consideration for the feelings or rights of others.
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  1. Using power or authority without proper consideration for the feelings or rights of others.
Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic:
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  1. Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic:
  2. Characterized by exaggerated stateliness; pretentious, as in speech or manner; self-important
  3. Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretentious:
Immoderate, as in size or quantity:
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  1. Immoderate, as in size or quantity:
  2. Lacking in modesty; shameless.
  3. Boastful or arrogant:
Inclined to brag; boasting
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  1. Inclined to brag; boasting
  2. Tending to boast or brag.
Satisfied with oneself; especially too satisfied; smug; slightly arrogant.
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  1. Satisfied with oneself; especially too satisfied; smug; slightly arrogant.
  2. Feeling or showing an often smug satisfaction with oneself or one's accomplishments
Eager to please; complaisant.
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  1. Eager to please; complaisant.
  2. Satisfied; esp., self-satisfied, or smug
  3. Satisfied with the current situation and unconcerned with changing it, often to the point of smugness:
(Archaic) Neat, spruce, trim, etc.
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  1. (Archaic) Neat, spruce, trim, etc.
  2. Narrowly contented with one's own accomplishments, beliefs, morality, etc.; self-satisfied to an annoying degree; complacent
  3. Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation; self-righteously complacent:
Reserved and cool; aloof
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Emotionally reserved or indifferent:
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  1. Emotionally reserved or indifferent:
  2. Distant in sympathy, interest, etc.; reserved and cool
  3. Distant or uninvolved:
(Informal) Snobbish; conceited
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  1. (Informal) Snobbish; conceited
  2. Alternative spelling of stuck up.
  3. (Idiomatic) snobbish, conceited; believing oneself to be better than others; haughty; arrogant or egotistical.
(Informal) Haughty; snobbish
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  1. (Informal) Haughty; snobbish
  2. High-class; exclusive.
  3. Snobbishly aloof; haughty.
(Idiomatic) Self-righteous; proceeding on the belief one is more correct or proper than others.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Self-righteous; proceeding on the belief one is more correct or proper than others.
Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.
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  1. Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.
  2. (Idiomatic) Overbearingly arrogant; ostentatiously self-important or self-aggrandizing.
Inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish, etc.
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  1. Inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish, etc.
  2. Behaving in a way regarded as above one's rightful station or class
  3. Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing:
  1. Pompous, self-important and snobbish.
  2. Given to frivolity or silliness.
  3. Haughty; arrogant; condescending
Full of or showing satisfaction:
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  1. Full of or showing satisfaction:
  2. In a state of satisfaction.
Exulting; triumphant; jubilant
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  1. Exulting; triumphant; jubilant
  2. Marked by great joy or jubilation; triumphant.
(Chiefly Scotland, North America) Full of pride; haughty, arrogant.
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  1. (Chiefly Scotland, North America) Full of pride; haughty, arrogant.
  2. Highly pleased; elated.
  3. Arrogant; disdainful.
Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
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  1. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
  2. Full of or due to unwarranted pride and self-importance; overbearing; haughty
  3. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others:
Scornfully and condescendingly proud.
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  1. Scornfully and condescendingly proud.
  2. Having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for others; proud; arrogant; supercilious
  3. (Archaic) Lofty; noble
Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.
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  1. Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.
  2. (Idiomatic) Overbearingly arrogant; ostentatiously self-important or self-aggrandizing.
Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
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  1. Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
  2. Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent or impudent.
  3. (Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Elevated in character; exalted.
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  1. Elevated in character; exalted.
  2. High, tall, having great height or stature
  3. Idealistic, implying over-optimism
Of, like, characteristic of, or suitable to a lord
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  1. Of, like, characteristic of, or suitable to a lord
  2. Pretentiously arrogant and overbearing.
  3. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
  1. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.
  2. Acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering
  3. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
Excessive; immoderate:
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  1. Excessive; immoderate:
  2. Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited.
  3. 1870, Carl Schurz, George H. Thomas Eulogy
Highly pleased; elated.
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  1. Highly pleased; elated.
  2. Arrogant; disdainful.
  3. (Chiefly Scotland, North America) Full of pride; haughty, arrogant.
Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
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  1. Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
  2. Disdainful or contemptuous; full of or characterized by pride or scorn; haughty
Of a higher nature or kind.
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  1. Of a higher nature or kind.
  2. Greater in number or amount than another:
  3. Higher than another in rank, station, or authority:
Full of light; shining.
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  1. Full of light; shining.
  2. Very splendid or distinguished
  3. Sharp and clear in tone:
Conferring or advancing glory:
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  1. Conferring or advancing glory:
  2. Having or deserving glory; famous.
  3. Splendid; magnificent
Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance:
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  1. Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance:
  2. Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent:
  3. Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid
Beautiful in a grand or stately way; rich or sumptuous, as in construction, decoration, form, etc.
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  1. Beautiful in a grand or stately way; rich or sumptuous, as in construction, decoration, form, etc.
  2. Grand or noble in thought or accomplishment; exalted:
  3. Splendid in appearance; grand:
Shining brightly; full of splendor; dazzling
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  1. Shining brightly; full of splendor; dazzling
  2. Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant.
  3. Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid
Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
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  1. Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
  2. Shining; lustrous; brilliant
  3. Magnificent; gorgeous

Synonym Study

  • Disdainful implies even stronger and more overt feelings of scorn for that which is regarded as beneath one
  • Supercilious stresses an aloof, scornful manner toward others a supercilious intellectual snob
  • Overbearing implies an oppressively or haughtily domineering manner an overbearing supervisor
  • Insolent , less commonly used now with this meaning, implies both haughtiness and contempt, esp. as manifested in behavior or speech that insults or affronts others she showed an insolent disregard for the servant's feelings
  • Haughty implies such consciousness of high station, rank, etc. as is displayed in scorn of those one considers beneath one a haughty dowager
  • Arrogant implies an aggressive, unwarranted assertion of superior importance or privileges the arrogant colonel
  • Proud is the broadest term in this comparison, ranging in implication from proper self-esteem or pride to an overweening opinion of one's importance too proud to beg, proud as a peacock
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