Supercilious

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Unlike the way it sounds, supercilious does not mean "super silly". Instead, it actually means "haughtily disdainful or contemptuous". Come to think of it, those are some cool words too!

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fun fact: it comes from the

fun fact: it comes from the latin for "eyebrow," supercilium, (via the notion of raising the eyebrow to express pride).

Another way of looking at it

A good way to define this word is "super snobby." Their super-snobby superciliousness made them seem super silly.

Wow

That word totally does not look like what it means, hehe.

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