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overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance

Synonyms for supercilious

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

expressive of contempt

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It was difficult to judge from the expressionless features of the Wieroo what was passing in the creature's mind, but Bradley could not but feel that the thing cast a supercilious glance upon him as much as to say, "Of course you do not know how to write, you poor, low creature; but you can make your mark.
The supercilious glance which accompanied her ironically polite speech roused Polly, who answered with sudden color and the kindling of the eyes that always betrayed a perturbed spirit, "I don't think many of us would enjoy that selfish sort of peace, while little children starve, and girls no older than us kill themselves because their dreadful poverty leaves them no choice but sin or death.
If you consider, I said, that when in misfortune we feel a natural hunger and desire to relieve our sorrow by weeping and lamentation, and that this feeling which is kept under control in our own calamities is satisfied and delighted by the poets;-the better nature in each of us, not having been sufficiently trained by reason or habit, allows the sympathetic element to break loose because the sorrow is another's; and the spectator fancies that there can be no disgrace to himself in praising and pitying any one who comes telling him what a good man he is, and making a fuss about his troubles; he thinks that the pleasure is a gain, and why should he be supercilious and lose this and the poem too?
I thought her somewhat frigid and rather supercilious in her manner to-day.
I think," said Sir Leopold, with a supercilious smile, "that Ruby means a Socialist.
George's valet was looking on in a very supercilious manner at Mr.
He was heard in a loud, supercilious tone answering some state- ment ventured by the Chief Steward.
The Chief Steward must have stuck to his point, whatever it was, because Hamil- ton was heard again more supercilious if possible, and also very emphatic:
But he was not relieved by that; for, let him think what he would, the Chief Butler had him in his supercilious eye, even when that eye was on the plate and other table-garniture; and he never let him out of it.
No," said Stephen, with rather supercilious indifference.
Mr Swiviller looked with a supercilious smile at Mr Chegg's toes, then raised his eyes from them to his ankles, from that to his shin, from that to his knee, and so on very gradually, keeping up his right leg, until he reached his waistcoat, when he raised his eyes from button to button until he reached his chin, and travelling straight up the middle of his nose came at last to his eyes, when he said abruptly,
Ed can batter the supercilious grin o Cameron's face and Dave can rearrange Miliband's nose.
8220;The relationship is over when a girl is through unraveling her man,” states Jeremy in a supercilious dialogue that launches the mood from the outset.
Brady, and Nick Consultant Fleur Fanshawe (Debbie Chazen) dishes out nick-names to her minions on Keller, she's also tactless, supercilious and so rude to poor old Sacha (or Pudsey, as she calls him) that he gets very hot under his flowery collar.
Brady, Sugar and Hewer Consultant Fleur Fanshawe (Debbie Chazen) dishes out nick-names to her minions on Keller, she's also tactless, supercilious and so rude to poor old Sacha (or Pudsey, as she calls him) that he gets very hot under his flowery collar.