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Audacious vs Haughty - What's the difference?

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Audacious is a related term of haughty.


As adjectives the difference between audacious and haughty

is that audacious is showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring while haughty is conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

audacious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.
  • * 22 March 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-hunger-games,71293/]
  • That such a safe adaptation could come of The Hunger Games speaks more to the trilogy’s commercial ascent than the book’s actual content, which is audacious and savvy in its dark calculations.
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  • Impudent.
  • Synonyms

    * (willing to take bold risks) bold, daring, temeritous, temerarious

    Antonyms

    * (willing to take bold risks) shy, cautious, prudent

    Derived terms

    () * audaciously * audaciousness

    haughty

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
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  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Usage notes

    Possibly due to the similar sounding (and utterly different in meaning) hottie'', ''haughty has become rare in some parts of North America.

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