Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 30 02:27:55 UTC 2005

On 10/29/05, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
> Subject:      superbity
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> This seems to mean "superciliousness" :
> 2005 (Oct. 11) :  I find it difficult to overlook the senselessness and banality of various sarcastic quips sprinkled throughout the book, and the odd cavalcade of provincialism, pretentiousness and superbity that bears the tone of a speaker whose social consciousness is far too rooted in the 19th century.
> Only a few dozen Googlits, but it's listed as a "Worthless Word of the Day" at a site of that name.
> JL
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It's in the OED as "pride, arrogance."

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