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Meaning of SUPERCILIOUS

Pronunciation:  `soopur'sileeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [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"; "shaggy supercilious camels"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
 

SUPERCILIOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: disdainful, haughty, lordly, prideful, proud, sneering, snide, sniffy, swaggering, uncomplimentary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su`per*cil"i*ous\, a. [L. superciliosus, fr.
supercilium an eyebrow, pride; super over, + cilium an
eyelid; probably akin to celare to conceal. Cf. {Conceal}.]
Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing;
arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air;
supercilious behavior. -- {Su`per*cil"i*ous*ly}, adv. --
{Su`per*cil"i*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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