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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 su·per·cil·ious /-ˈsɪliəs, ˈsɪljəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Su·per·cil·i·ous a.  Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious behavior. -- Su*per*cil*i*ous*ly, adv. -- Su*per*cil*i*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
             those one views as unworthy; "some economists are
             disdainful of their colleagues in other social
             disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly
             manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful
             swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette";
             "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air";
             "shaggy supercilious camels"; "a more swaggering mood
             than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn: disdainful, haughty,
              lordly, prideful, sniffy, swaggering]
      2: expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious
         smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many
         a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one" [syn: sneering,