Supercilious


Supercilious
Supercilious Su`per*cil"i*ous, a. [L. superciliosus, fr. supercilium an eyebrow, pride; super over, + cilium an eyelid; probably akin to celare to conceal. Cf. {Conceal}.] Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious behavior. -- {Su`per*cil"i*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Su`per*cil"i*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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