Gore comes off as a supercilious grandstander who gets swatted away dismissively by the brilliant Bill Clinton.
To point that out, of course, will only strengthen her sense of being persecuted by supercilious elites.
Too often, it's just our supercilious attitude to this thing called relief.
I replied with, perhaps, some superfluous ardor to this supercilious speech, and a very hot discussion ensued.
Her reception of the Currans, while supercilious in expression, was really sincere.
He never saluted me with other than what I regarded as a supercilious nod of the head.
There was no concealing the fact, Cecil had meant to be supercilious, and he had succeeded.
He did not care what criticism the supercilious might make, the act was to him spontaneous and natural.
My gray thought him a supercilious snob, no doubt, and hated him.
The haughtiness which the psalmist disclaims has its seat in the heart and its manifestation in supercilious glances.
1520s, from Latin superciliosus "haughty, arrogant," from supercilium "haughty demeanor, pride," literally "eyebrow" (via notion of raising the eyebrow to express haughtiness), from super "above" (see super-) + second element akin to cilium "eyelid," related to celare "to cover, hide," from PIE root *kel- "to conceal" (see cell).
Since cilium is more recent than supercilium, the former can be interpreted as a back-formation to the latter .... If indeed derived from the root *kel- 'to hide', we must still assume that a noun *kilium 'eyelid' existed, since the eyelid can 'hide' the eye, whereas the eyebrow does not have such a function. Thus, supercilium may originally have meant 'what is above the cilium'. [Michiel de Vaan, "Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages," Leiden, 2008]