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supercilious

adjective

1 supercilious

Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy:
— His mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air.

synonyms: disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, swaggering.

Roget 930: contemptuous; disdainful, scornful; withering, contumelious, supercilious, cynical, haughty, bumptious, cavalier; derisive.    contemptible, despicable; ... show more

Roget 878: dignified; stately; proud, proud-crested; lordly, baronial; lofty-minded; highsouled, high-minded, high-mettled, high-handed, high-plumed, high-flown, high-toned.    ... show more

Roget 885: insolent, haughty, arrogant, imperious, magisterial, dictatorial, arbitrary; high-handed, high and mighty; contumelious, supercilious, overbearing, intolerant, domineering, ... show more

Roget 929: disrespectful; aweless, irreverent; disparaging etc. 934; insulting etc. v.; supercilious, contemptuous, patronizing etc. (scornful) ... show more

Polish: wzgardliwy



2 supercilious

Expressive of contempt:
— Curled his lip in a supercilious smile.

synonyms: sneering, snide.

Polish: drwiÄ…cy, szyderczy, szydliwy


Moby thesaurus: arrogant, cavalier, clannish, cliquish, condescending, contemptuous, contumelious, disdainful, dismissive, exclusive, haughty, high and mighty, high-and-mighty, highfalutin, hoity-toity, insolent, la-di-da, lofty, lordly, overbearing ... show more.

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