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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Expressive of contempt; Having or showing arrogant haughtiness to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.

Usage examples (37)
  • The man reacted to the breach of etiquette with a supercilious smile, which enraged the host.
  • Curled his lip in a supercilious smile
  • Hence only the supercilious will be the ones who are expectantly offended.
  • Mr. Obama strikes Bill Kristol as some kind of "supercilious" Marxist. for more
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