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supercilious

su·per·cil·i·ous

supercilious

 
 
pronunciation:
su pr sI li s
part of speech: adjective
definition: showing an arrogant disregard, as a look, manner, or person.
The professor cast a supercilious glance at the student who dared ask such a naive question.Her aristocratic family had always held a supercilious attitude toward him.
synonyms:
arrogant, cavalier, condescending, haughty, hoity-toity, lofty, patronizing, sniffy, snobbish, snooty, superior, uppity
similar words:
conceited, disdainful, egotistic, highfalutin, peremptory, pompous, pretentious, proud, self-important, stuck-up
derivations: superciliously (adv.), superciliousness (n.)