Definition of supercilious:
huffish, insulting, rejoicing, dictatorial, haughty, triumphal, self-assertive, uppish, pompous, authoritarian, overweening, grand, sneering, chesty, overbearing, assumptive, self-asserting, swashbuckling, prideful, presumptuous, peremptory, study at proud, assumptive, high-hat, self-satisfied, lofty, important, swaggering, uppity, high-and-mighty, snide, exulting, scornful, huffy, vain, conceited, self-opinionated, cavalier, contemptuous, exultant, proud, triumphant, egotistic, stiff-necked, immodest, bumptious, patronizing, disdainful, uncomplimentary, toplofty, jubilant, imperious, superior, pretentious, sniffy, august, egocentric, highfalutin, arrogant, presuming, masterful, lordly, high-handed.
- "Legends of the Rhine", Wilhelm Ruland.
I never see the supercilious curl of a camel's lip or meet the bland contempt of his eye but I imagine him saying, 'Ah, Feringhi, were it not for your white skin I might whisper strange secrets into your ear, but you are an unbelieving dog, so perforce I remain dumb.- "The Wheel O' Fortune", Louis Tracy.
- "Dorothy on a Ranch", Evelyn Raymond.