supercilious [ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ]
1. haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
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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
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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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