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Word of the Day 01/14/21 Supercilious

Supercilious (adjective)
supercilious [ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ]


adjective
1. haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.

OTHER WORDS FROM SUPERCILIOUS
su·per·cil·i·ous·ly, adverb
su·per·cil·i·ous·ness, noun
un·su·per·cil·i·ous, adjective
un·su·per·cil·i·ous·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO SUPERCILIOUS
bossy, cavalier, cocky, condescending, contemptuous, disdainful, egotistic, haughty, imperious, insolent, lofty, nervy, overbearing, patronizing, proud, scornful, superior, uppity, vainglorious, high-and-mighty

SYNONYMS FOR SUPERCILIOUS
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arrogant, scornful.

ANTONYMS FOR SUPERCILIOUS
humble.

Origin: From the Latin word superciliōsus, dating back to 1520–30. See supercilium, -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SUPERCILIOUS
Too often, it's just our supercilious attitude to this thing called relief.
THE POINTLESSNESS OF SOME DISASTER CHARITY AFTER THE INDIAN FLOODS|DILIP D’SOUZA|JUNE 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST

To point that out, of course, will only strengthen her sense of being persecuted by supercilious elites.
HOW PALIN FLUNKS FEMINISM|MICHELLE GOLDBERG|NOVEMBER 26, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Gore comes off as a supercilious grandstander who gets swatted away dismissively by the brilliant Bill Clinton.
THE QUIET GENERAL STRIKES BACK|LLOYD GROVE|OCTOBER 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST

He had it in his power to wreck the husband of every arrogant, supercilious dame in the entire clique!
CARMEN ARIZA|CHARLES FRANCIS STOCKING

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  • 1_million_words
    21 Feb 2024, 02:42
    Oh, that is perfect for this prompt! And I can just see Howard's face when he gets that last thought! So good! Well done, my dear! ;-)
  • 1_million_words
    21 Feb 2024, 02:25
    The first time Bernadette reached for his hand, it was though an announcement sounded in Howard's brain, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have contact.” It was amazing. He wanted to shout it from the…
  • 1_million_words
    21 Feb 2024, 02:23
    Thanks, my darlink! Hope you are doing OK too.

    *hugs back*
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    21 Feb 2024, 02:14
    You've done a fantastic job! Thanks so much for volunteering! ;-)

    LOL, I know that feeling. I won't even tell you how many WIPs I have or how old some of them are! Good luck when you get back to…
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    20 Feb 2024, 18:07
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