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1. supercilious

adjective. ['ˌsuːpɝˈsɪliːəs'] having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.

Synonyms

  • swaggering
  • haughty
  • lordly
  • disdainful
  • sniffy
  • proud
  • overbearing
  • prideful

Antonyms

  • modest
  • unimpressive
  • submissive
  • dejected

Etymology

  • superciliosus (Latin)
  • -osus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Supercilious

  • punctilious
  • bilious

Example sentences of the word supercilious


1. Adjective
This is also why cats wear their supercilious expressions when they see us rushing frantically about!

Quotes containing the word supercilious


1. The Pompous Psychopomp Its your charge to provide me safe passage to the afterlife,to be a midwife to my dying.Any yet, you hover there, judging me,putting on airs, you supercilious whip-poor-will.You're an embarrassment to nightjars everywhere.Now do your fucking job and take me to hell ~which I guess has already begun,judging by your shitty escort service.
- Beryl Dov

2. supercilious

adjective. ['ˌsuːpɝˈsɪliːəs'] expressive of contempt.

Synonyms

  • snide
  • sneering

Antonyms

  • unadventurous
  • lowborn
  • respectful

Etymology

  • superciliosus (Latin)
  • -osus (Latin)
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