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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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