Supercilious

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  • expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"
  • having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swa

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  • ‘The Pity of Partition’
    Ayesha Jalal, reply by Ian Jack To the Editors : A supercilious review by Mr. Ian Jack of my book The Pity of Partition has been brought to my attention. Its tone and substance will come as no surprise to those who have come across Mr. Jack’s superficial reporting on India or his ill-informed opinions on the great Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore. Read more on this news related to 'Supercilious'
  • Disgust at Alex Salmond effigy on Lewes Bonfire Night
    I am disgusted at the supercilious people of East Sussex who consider it fun to burn an effigy of a kilted Alex Salmond. Read more on this news related to 'Supercilious'

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