Soo-per-sil-ee-uhs: Adjective: haughtily contemptuous; displaying arrogant pride, scorn, or indifference.
Satire, just to complete the set, is a means by which topical issues or perceived evils might be held up to ridicule, though its origin is rather different to the meaning it’s ended up with, seeing it started life as satis, Latin for enough. Also from that same root came sate and satiate, satisfy (literally, to do enough), saturate and, strangely enough, even sad, the sense of which evolved from heavy or ponderous (mentally or physically “full”), through weary or tired of, and finally into unhappy by about 1300. The sense in which we use it today to mean pitiful or pathetic has, surprisingly enough, been on the go since as far back as 1899, having meant “very bad” as early as 1690. So, not at all a modern usage and possibly even bordering on a cliché.
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