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Definition of "supercilious" [su•per•cil•i•ous]

  • Feeling or showing haughty disdain. See Synonyms at proud. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "supercilious" in a sentence
  • "He seldom deigned to notice me; and, when he did, it was with a certain supercilious insolence of tone and manner, that convinced me he was no gentleman, though it was intended to have a contrary effect."
  • "Hence only the supercilious will be the ones who are expectantly offended."
  • "I just didn't realize how moving it was and how radical it was to have that stated so clearly in the context of the kind of supercilious cultural milieu of indie rock."