Definition of Hauteur:
pomposity, loftiness, presumptuousness, high horse, pretense, pride, attitude, pridefulness, superiority, overbearingness, self-importance, peremptoriness, hostility, huffiness, gravitas, imperiousness, presumption, toploftiness, aloofness, distance, frigidity, stiffness, dignity, pretentiousness, pompousness, masterfulness, insolence, bumptiousness, arrogance, assumption, self-consequence, consequence, the knives are out, severity, superciliousness, abruptness, lordliness, pretension, haughtiness, proudness, high-handedness.
The king himself advanced to her rescue, and drawing her arm within his, he led her up and presented her to the fair Mistress Stuart, who received her with smiling graciousness though Leoline, all unused to court ways, and aware of the lovely lady's questionable position, returned it almost with cold hauteur.- "The Midnight Queen", May Agnes Fleming.
She had the fine kind of hauteur which forbids persons of this type ever to speak of money, of disease, of scandal, or of too intimate personalities; in Madame Reynier's case it also restrained her from every sort of exaggerated speech.- "The Stolen Singer", Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger.
- "The Adventures of Sally", P. G. Wodehouse.