superciliousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From supercilious +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

superciliousness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being supercilious.
    • 1911, G. K. Chesterton, “The Secret Garden”, in 'The Innocence of Father Brown':
      He saw Dr. Simon, a typical French scientist, with glasses, a pointed brown beard, and a forehead barred with those parallel wrinkles which are the penalty of superciliousness, since they come through constantly elevating the eyebrows.