Definition of Superciliousness

1. Noun. The trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior.




Definition of Superciliousness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being supercilious. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superciliousness

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

Literary usage of Superciliousness

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1. History of the Settlement of Upper Canada (Ontario): With Special Reference by William Canniff (1869)
"... of the Colonists— Taxation — Smugglers — Crown Officers — Persistence—superciliousness— Contest between Old England and New England. ..."

2. Along Spain's River of Romance, the Guadalquivir: The Lure of the Real Spain by Ernest Slater (1912)
"... the Gitano, his Testament and his mules—What Angel did with the Testament— The superciliousness of mules. HARKING back a little, from Baeza to the point ..."

3. The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical by Alexander Chalmers (1814)
"... and not framed to low observances and vulgar compliances, incurred thereby the imputation of pride and superciliousness among vulgar minds. ..."

4. An Ethical Essay: Or, an Attempt to Enumerate the Several Duties which We by Edward Augustus Holyoke (1830)
"... unsociable Disposition, disturbs the Peace and Harmony of Society, spoils good Company, and damps good Humour. HAUGHTINESS, superciliousness, INSOLENCE ..."

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