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Definition of "superciliousness" []

  • The state or quality of being supercilious. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "superciliousness" in a sentence
  • "Consequently they endure society at home, with a smile, and a shrug, and a graceful superciliousness, which is very engaging."
  • "Persons of taste, like the princess, are especially distinguished for their manner of listening, for an affability without superciliousness, which is to politeness what practice is to virtue."
  • "It was agreeable to get again among the uncontaminated, and to see the natives look at us without that air of superciliousness which is so unpleasant and common in the beaten track."