Word of the Day
Definition: Overly haughty and condescending, disdainful, toplofty.
Usage: The word is used when hubris leads to condescension to others. Look out for the -ous ending and the single "l". It sounds "silly" but it has nothing to do with this word.
Suggested Usage: The term has pejorative connotations, implying that someone has taken pride beyond its justification to a lack of esteem for others: "His supercilious demeanor undermines his interaction with colleagues in his department."
Etymology: From Latin super-cilium "eye-brow", in turn from super "above, over" (adj. superus "higher, upper") and cilium "eyelid". Probably semantically related to the concept "high-brow". –Dr. Language, YourDictionary.com