Definition of Supercilious

1. Adjective. Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy. "A more swaggering mood than usual"




2. Adjective. Expressive of contempt. "Makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"
Exact synonyms: Sneering, Snide
Similar to: Uncomplimentary
Derivative terms: Superciliousness

Definition of Supercilious

1. a. Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious behavior.

Definition of Supercilious

1. Adjective. Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty. ¹

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Definition of Supercilious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supercilious

supercherie
supercheries
superchery
superchic
superchilled
superchondritic
superchron
superchrons
superchurch
superchurches
supercilia
superciliaries
superciliary
superciliary arch
superciliary ridge
supercilious (current term)
superciliously
superciliousness
supercilium
supercircle
supercircles
supercision
supercities
supercity
supercivilized

Literary usage of Supercilious

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1. Germany by Staël (Anne-Louise-Germaine), Orlando Williams Wight, Friedrich Max Müller (1861)
"CHAPTER X. Or supercilious FOLLY AND BENEVOLENT MEDIOCRITY. SUPERIORITY of mind and soul is seldom met ... In France, Folly is animated, but supercilious. ..."

2. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1841)
"face, her supercilious demeanour, and her Brussels- lace mantilla, to our peasant companions, with their clean,substantial, well-preserved dresses, ..."

3. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1841)
"face, her supercilious demeanour, and her Brussels- lace mantilla, to our peasant companions, with their clean, substantial, well-preserved dresses, ..."

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