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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Supercilious


SUPERCIL'IOUS, adjective [Latin superciliosus. See above.]

1. Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; as a supercilious officer.

2. Manifesting haughtiness, or proceeding from it; overbearing; as a supercilious air; supercilious behavior.