HyperDic: supercilious

English > 2 senses of the word supercilious:
ADJECTIVEallsupercilious, disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, swaggeringhaving or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
allsupercilious, sneering, snideexpressive of contempt / contempt
supercilious > pronunciation
Soundssuw.persih'liyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > supercilious: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.
Example "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"
Synonymsdisdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, swaggering
BroaderproudFeeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth
Spanishaltivo, arrogante, desdeñoso, despectivo, imperioso, orgulloso, soberbio
Catalanarrogant, desdenyós, despectiu, imperiós, superb
Nounssuperciliousnessthe trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
English > supercilious: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexpressive of contempt / contempt.
Example"curled his lip in a supercilious smile"
Synonymssneering, snide
Broaderuncomplimentarytending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
Spanishaltanero, desdeñoso, despectivo
Nounssuperciliousnessthe trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
Adverbssuperciliouslywith a sneer

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