Synonyms for (adjective) supercilious

Synonyms: supercilious, sneering, snide

Definition: expressive of contempt

Usage: 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

Similar words: uncomplimentary

Definition: tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage

Synonyms: disdainful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, overbearing, prideful, lordly, imperious, haughty

Definition: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Usage: 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; a more swaggering mood than usual- W.L.Shirer

Similar words: proud

Definition: feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

Usage: proud parents; proud of his accomplishments; a proud moment; proud to serve his country; a proud name; proud princes