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Meaning of word supercilious from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

supercilious   adjective

Meaning : Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.

Example : 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.
A more swaggering mood than usual.

Synonyms : disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, swaggering

Meaning : Expressive of contempt.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : sneering, snide