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A person considered to be ‘supercilious’ behaves or speaks in a way that shows they think they are better and more important than everybody else. It is associated with snobbishness and intolerance and is universally met with disapproval.
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There’s no way I’d consider that candidate for the job. He has a supercilious manner that would just rub everyone up the wrong way.
Jack gave a supercilious laugh at my suggestion which absolutely infuriated me. How dare he be so disrespectful!
There was a sneering superciliousness to the critics' criticisms of the movie because they considered the genre to be low-brow.