Definitions for superciliousˌsu pərˈsɪl i əs

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  1. 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

  2. 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"

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  1. supercilious(Adjective)

    Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.

  2. Origin: From supercilium.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Supercilious(adj)

    lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious behavior

  2. Origin: [L. superciliosus, fr. supercilium an eyebrow, pride; super over, + cilium an eyelid; probably akin to celare to conceal. Cf. Conceal.]


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