In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Towards the other wives and their children she was always extremely imperious, haughty and pretentious.
- Guys showing off their bulging biceps, big sideburns and carrying a haughty look are out.
- Some feigned smiles, others looked away with haughty contempt.
- She was unlike most nobles he had met; even as beautiful as she was, she was not haughty and vain.
- At the risk of sounding haughty, I would say that the art is mediocre.
- He walks with a quick sure gait and the self-confidence of a haughty personage.
- When she first meets people Penny is conceited and haughty.
- Cyclists feel aggrieved that they run the gauntlet of motorised traffic, which they also regard with haughty contempt.
- She looked down at him, a haughty and imperious expression on her little face.
- Her demeanor was proud and haughty, and her stance bespoke power and determination.
- One has a look of perplexed surprise; the other, a haughty indifference.
- They grew haughty in their scorn, vain of their beauty, proud of their long life.
- They became haughty and arrogant, and began to love the art of subterfuge and deception, as well as politics and law.
- In reality, Fawzia was more shy than cold, and she certainly wasn't arrogant or haughty.
- Portia sat at the row behind them, filing her nails and looking imperiously haughty.
- He was haughty, erratic, self-obsessed and his violin-playing was atrocious.
- After he finishes something he imagines particularly clever, he ends up looking smug and haughty.
- He stoops to sign in, then turns to the friend with an expression of haughty disdain.
- Scientists will have to step out of their laboratories and humanists will have to give up their haughty disdain for modernity.
- He would be stuck up, haughty and stubborn most likely, but she knew that he was in her immediate future.
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