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supercilious
used in War and Peace

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Definition
arrogant (acting as if better, more important, and superior in ideas than others)
  • Besides this, in his behavior to women Anatole had a manner which particularly inspires in them curiosity, awe, and even love—a supercilious consciousness of his own superiority.
    Book Three — 1805 (23% in)
  • Really very good!" said Nicholas with some unintentional superciliousness, as if ashamed to confess that the sounds pleased him very much.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (50% in)

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