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How to use supercilious in a sentence

He always kept within certain carefully laid bounds of supercilious politeness.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
She glanced uneasily at Gwynne and fancied she could hear him slam the lid of his breeding upon a supercilious sputter.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The instant lift of Florimond's eyebrows was full of insolent, supercilious disdain.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Would it not have been possible to live in retirement without drawing upon himself the accusation of supercilious hauteur?
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
English notions of what is becoming don't hold good here; you can't stop a man like Wilkinson with a supercilious look.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Moreover, his supercilious manners had not helped to endear him since his arrival.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
The broker glanced at the contents of the box with a supercilious smile.
LEGENDS AND TALESBRET HARTE
As a single instance, I might select the supercilious condescension with which he invariably treats his friends the actors.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
Compared with the sordid men around her, with whom he would be an object of supercilious contempt, he seemed like a demigod.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
May I come in through the window, or shall I have myself announced by a supercilious flunkey?
THE CIRCLEW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
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WORDS RELATED TO SUPERCILIOUS

  • brash
  • cavalier
  • conceited
  • egotistical
  • haughty
  • highhanded
  • insolent
  • lordly
  • pompous
  • presumptuous
  • pushy
  • supercilious
  • vain
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