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synonyms for superciliousness

  • airs
  • aloofness
  • audacity
  • bluster
  • braggadocio
  • brass
  • cheek
  • chutzpah
  • conceit
  • conceitedness
  • contemptuousness
  • crust
  • disdain
  • disdainfulness
  • ego
  • egotism
  • gall
  • haughtiness
  • hauteur
  • high-handedness
  • hubris
  • imperiousness
  • insolence
  • loftiness
  • lordliness
  • nerve
  • ostentation
  • overbearingness
  • pomposity
  • pompousness
  • presumption
  • pretension
  • pretentiousness
  • pride
  • pridefulness
  • priggishness
  • self-importance
  • self-love
  • smugness
  • superiority
  • swagger
  • vanity
  • overbearance
  • proudness
  • scornfulness
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antonyms for superciliousness

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  • carefulness
  • caution
  • humility
  • meekness
  • modesty
  • respect
  • shyness
  • timidity
  • truth
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How to use superciliousness in a sentence

From those odd eyes of his, his countenance gathered an air of superciliousness tempered by a gentle melancholy.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
It is on many accounts not only wicked, but foolish, to conduct yourselves with provoking superciliousness towards inferiors.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Noted reed-drawers were they too, and looked round upon the other three with some superciliousness.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
The superciliousness that lurked in her manner told Venn that thus far he had utterly failed.
RETURN OF THE NATIVETHOMAS HARDY
Want of punctuality seems to proceed either from pride and superciliousness, or from some infirmity, some weakness of character.
ADVICE TO A YOUNG MAN UPON FIRST GOING TO OXFORDEDWARD BERENS
Life had not taught her domination—superciliousness of grace, which is the lordly power of some women.
SISTER CARRIETHEODORE DREISER
There was a damnable superciliousness in the tone of the girl as she turned away.
JOAN THURSDAYLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Superciliousness, in youth or maturity, is a sign of weakness.
MEMOIR OF MARY L. WARE, WIFE OF HENRY WARE, JR.EDWARD B. HALL
A cringing servility must be generated and maintained on the one side, and a haughty and exacting superciliousness on the other.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY , VOL V. ISSUE III. MARCH, 1864VARIOUS
But the elder man smiled condescendingly, though with a touch of superciliousness.
UNCANNY TALESMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUPERCILIOUSNESS

  • affectednesses
  • arrogance
  • false fronts
  • fronts
  • haughtiness
  • hauteurs
  • mannerisms
  • ostentation
  • pomposities
  • poses
  • pretenses
  • pretensions
  • pretentiousness
  • put-ons
  • shows
  • superciliousnesses
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