Haughty vs Humility - What's the difference?

haughty | humility |


As an adjective haughty

is conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

As a noun humility is

the characteristic of being humble; humbleness in character and behavior.

haughty

English

Adjective

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

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    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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    humility

    Noun

  • The characteristic of being humble; humbleness in character and behavior.
  • Usage notes

    * Commonly used to mean “modesty, lack of pride” (with respect to one’s achievements), and in formal religious contexts to refer to a transcendent egolessness.

    Synonyms

    * egolessness, humilitude, meekness, modesty, self-effacement

    Antonyms

    * pride