Is there a word for the joy a smart aleck feels when they point out to other people how stupid they are? Prideful seems too general. I want a word that points to intellectual hubris but also compels people to actively seek out people "stupider" than they are, just so they can try to humiliate them? Some sort of sick, warped, sensual pleasure out of being an intellectual?
an example sentence might be:
The professor would spend his evenings on Facebook, debating religion and enjoying the feeling of ___________ that came from punishing stupid people for their idiocies.