Synonyms for supercilious

Adjective

1. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, proud (vs. humble)
usage: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
2. supercilious, sneering, snide, uncomplimentary (vs. complimentary)
usage: expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"
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