Definition of superciliousness:
lordliness, self-consequence, ostentation, haughtiness, patronage, self-importance, pretentiousness, self-respect, condescension, self-esteem, presumption, loftiness, self-complacency, high horse, consequence, huffiness, self-exaltation, presumptuousness, pretension, pride, reserve, vainglory, condescendingness, pomposity, masterfulness, insolence, self-conceit, bumptiousness, arrogance, assumption, pompousness, conceit, disdainfulness, toploftiness, vanity, pretense, imperiousness, peremptoriness, disdain, superiority, hauteur.
- "Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862", Adam Gurowski.
With pretensions demoralizing her officials by destroying their sense of moral accountability, fostering their vanity, pride and superciliousness, and dissolving all restraints on the instigations of malice, revenge, cupidity, licentiousness, duplicity and tyranny, it would be absurdity to expect to find in their character any exalted degree of moral excellence.- "Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues", John Alberger.
Not vain in the ordinary sense, though he seemed so from his countenance, attitude, manner, for all of which, I am persuaded, nature was more responsible than disposition, his physical formation producing a certain carriage that suggested superciliousness and conceit.- "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.