Weird Word: Supercilious

by on Nov.04, 2013, under Articles, Writing

Supercilious

Adjective

  • Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.

Other Forms:

  • superciliousness

Example Usage:

“Please, Margaret. Don’t be supercilious. At least give them reason to believe the truth of our superiority,” Roger said as he focused all his will upon the group of humans, forcing them, one by one, to kneel before the pair.

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Commentary:

Such a silly sounding word for such an annoying trait. It almost reads as super silly to me or perhaps super callous, which is perhaps more to the truth. Still it is a great adjective for describing a person or their actions. It can be used to reinforce the impression of a character’s actions as haughty or arrogant in what some might consider a supercilious way!

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