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 for Haughtier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haughty \Haugh"ty\ (h[add]"t[y^]), a. [Compar. Haughtier
     (h[add]"t[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Haughtiest.] [OE. hautein, F.
     hautain, fr. haut high, OF. also halt, fr. L. altus. See
     Altitude.]
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     1. High; lofty; bold. [Obs. or Archaic]
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              To measure the most haughty mountain's height.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              Equal unto this haughty enterprise.   --Spenser.
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     2. Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant;
        overbearing.
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              A woman of a haughty and imperious nature.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     3. Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage.
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              Satan, with vast and haughty strides advanced,
              Came towering.                        --Milton.
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