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Supercilious (adjective)

Definition:

1. showing haughty superiority over someone else; 2. characterized by or expressive of contempt

Example Sentences:

– 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.

Synonyms:

disdainful, contemptuous, arrogant, bossy,

Antonyms:

humble, courteous, friendly

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Preponderate (verb)

Definition:

1. to be more important or significant; 2. to weigh more heavily

Example Sentences:

– 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.

Synonyms:

dominate, predominate, command

Antonyms:

follow, yield

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