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synonyms for hoity-toity

  • arrogant
  • dizzy
  • flighty
  • giddy
  • pretentious
  • silliness
  • snooty
  • thoughtless
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How to use hoity-toity in a sentence

"Hoity-toity," said the waiter, and he left off throwing the sand.
SYBILBENJAMIN DISRAELI
"Hoity-toity," said the old gentleman, turning round in some surprise, and even dismay when he caught sight of her face.
HOW IT ALL CAME ROUNDL. T. MEADE
Sir Thomas did offer to help him, but he was perhaps a little hoity-toity, giving himself airs.
AYALA'S ANGELANTHONY TROLLOPE
Lucille's haughty and fiery temper could hardly brook this hoity-toity assumption of authority.
THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE, VOLUME 2, NO. 3, FEBRUARY, 1851VARIOUS
"Toity, ye chaw," says de mug behind de fence, reaching fer de convincer.
BOWERY LIFECHUCK CONNORS
Lor' bless ye, my son; you talks wonnerful hoity-toity; but in my country they would clap ye into a cage.
THE THREE MULLA-MULGARSWALTER DE LA MARE
The Smith boy appears to be a very nice young fellow, and remarkably sensible for a young person in this hoity-toity age.
MARY-'GUSTAJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
"Hoity, toity," said the motorist, without any sign of shame.
THE BURGLARS' CLUBHENRY A. HERING
She's none of your hoity-toity characters, one thing one day and another the next, so you never know where you stand with them.
THE GENTLE ART OF COOKING WIVESELIZABETH STRONG WORTHINGTON
I know the girl for a sly, scheming, hoity-toity flirt, but to think that she'd act so low like!
THE LONG CHANCEPETER B. KYNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HOITY-TOITY

  • aloof
  • antipathetic
  • arrogant
  • averse
  • cavalier
  • contemning
  • contemptuous
  • cool
  • derisive
  • despising
  • egotistic
  • haughty
  • high-and-mighty
  • hoity-toity
  • indifferent
  • insolent
  • lordly
  • overbearing
  • proud
  • rejecting
  • scouting
  • sneering
  • snooty
  • supercilious
  • superior
  • toplofty
  • unsympathetic
  • uppity
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