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supercilious \soo-puhr-SIL-ee-uhs\, adjective:
Disdainfully arrogant; haughty. 

Supercilious is from Latin superciliosus, from supercilium, "an eyebrow, arrogance," from super, "over" + cilium, "an eyelid."

Russian emissaries used to be received at European courts and chanceries with a supercilious courtesy as representatives of a lower social and political culture seeking to be patronized by European elites.
-- Abba Eban, Diplomacy for the Next Century

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