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  1. Supercilious By: VishaalKalwani

  2. Definition • su⋅per⋅cil⋅i⋅ous[soo-per-sil-ee-uhs] • –adjective • haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression. • Taken from www.dictionary.com

  3. Etymology • 1529 • From Latin, superciliosusmeaning "haughty, arrogant," • From supercilium meaning "haughty demeanor, pride," • Taken from www.entymonline.com

  4. Examples in Literature • “Sacrifice by its very nature was arrogant and impersonal; sacrifice should be eternally supercilious.” • F. Scott Fitzgerald in This Side of Paradise

  5. Examples in Literature • “For, though elated by his rank, it did not render him supercilious; on the contrary, he was all attention to everybody. By nature inoffensive, friendly, and obliging, his presentation at St. James’s had made him courteous.” • Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

  6. Examples in Literature • “Then, while Guillaume Rym, “that shrewd and malicious man,” as Philippe de Comines says, followed them both with a mocking and supercilious smile, each sought their appointed place, the Cardinal discomfited and anxious, Coppenole calm and dignified, and thinking no doubt that after all his little of hosier was as good as any other, and that Mary of Burgundy, the mother of that Margaret whose marriage Coppenole was helping to arrange, would have feared him less as cardinal than as hosier” • Victor Huge in Notre Dame de Paris

  7. 10 Supercilious Things • Rappers • Critics • Politicians • Monarchs • Certain intellectuals • Political Cartoons • Donald Trump • Very strict people (medieval clergy) • Religious Fundamentalists • Celebrity Gossipers

  8. Auditory and Visual Representation http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0104/011204trumpdonald.jpg