1. showing haughty superiority over someone else; 2. characterized by or expressive of contempt
– Janet’s boss spoke in a supercilious tone that was patronizing to everyone.
– Jerry’s supercilious smile was snide rather than friendly and showed just how arrogant he was.
– “I find that opening question to be a supercilious, impertinent question” the CEO responded to the journalist.
disdainful, contemptuous, arrogant, bossy,
humble, courteous, friendly
1. to be more important or significant; 2. to weigh more heavily
– There were many animals at the shelter, but dogs preponderated.
– Homework doesn’t preponderate her thoughts; shopping with her friends is much more important to her.
– John appealed the verdict, saying that the evidence preponderates the court’s decision.
– Finishing this project currently holds preponderance over my social calendar.
dominate, predominate, command