Supercilious meaning

so͝opər-sĭlē-əs
The definition of supercilious is someone who feels or acts like they are better than everyone else.

An example of supercilious is a person saying nothing on the menu of a nice restaurant is good enough for them.

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Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
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Disdainful or contemptuous; full of or characterized by pride or scorn; haughty.
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Origin of supercilious

  • Latin superciliōsus from supercilium eyebrow, pride super- super- cilium lower eyelid kel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin superciliōsus (“haughty"), from supercilium (“eyebrow, arrogance").

    From Wiktionary