disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering(adj)
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
"some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
supercilious, sneering, snide(adj)
expressive of contempt
"curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"
Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.
Origin: From supercilium.
lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious behavior
Origin: [L. superciliosus, fr. supercilium an eyebrow, pride; super over, + cilium an eyelid; probably akin to celare to conceal. Cf. Conceal.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sū-pėr-sil′i-us, adj. lofty with pride: disdainful: dictatorial: overbearing.—adj. Supercil′iary, above the eyebrow.—adv. Supercil′iously.—n. Supercil′iousness. [L. superciliosus—supercilium, an eyebrow—super, above, cilium, eyelid.]
The numerical value of supercilious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of supercilious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- hochnäsig, hochmütig, arrogant, anmaßend, herablassendGerman
- altivo, altaneroSpanish
- àrdanachScottish Gaelic
- sdegnoso, altezzosoItalian
- superciliōsus, superbusLatin
- hautain, denigrerend, hooghartigDutch
- высокомерный, надменныйRussian
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