dismissive
adjective see dismiss

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dismissive — Dis*miss ive, a. Giving dismission. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismissive — 1640s, characterized by or appropriate to dismissal; from DISMISS (Cf. dismiss) + IVE (Cf. ive). Meaning contemptuous, rejecting is recorded by 1922. Related: Dismissively …   Etymology dictionary

  • dismissive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing that something is unworthy of serious consideration. DERIVATIVES dismissively adverb dismissiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dismissive — [dismis′iv] adj. 1. Rare dismissing or expressing dismissal 2. haughty and contemptuous, condescending, etc. in dismissing from consideration dismissively adv …   English World dictionary

  • dismissive — dis|miss|ive [dısˈmısıv] adj refusing to consider someone or something seriously dismissive of ▪ Some historians have been dismissive of this argument. dismissive gesture/wave/shrug etc ▪ Cath spread both hands in a dismissive gesture.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dismissive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ overly …   Collocations dictionary

  • dismissive — [[t]dɪ̱smɪ̱sɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n If you are dismissive of someone or something, you say or show that you think they are not important or have no value. Mr Jones was dismissive of the report, saying it was riddled with inaccuracies …   English dictionary

  • dismissive — dis|mis|sive [ dıs mısıv ] adjective reacting to something in a way that shows you do not think it is worth paying attention to: dismissive of: Many scientists are dismissive of a link between mobile phones and cancer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dismissive — UK [dɪsˈmɪsɪv] / US adjective reacting to something in a way that shows you do not think it is worth paying attention to dismissive of: Many scientists are dismissive of a link between mobile phones and cancer …   English dictionary

  • dismissive — dismissively, adv. /dis mis iv/, adj. 1. indicating dismissal or rejection; having the purpose or effect of dismissing, as from one s presence or from consideration: a curt, dismissive gesture. 2. indicating lack of interest or approbation;… …   Universalium

  • dismissive — adjective refusing to consider someone or something seriously (+ of): Why, I wonder, is Mr Sykes so dismissive of the protesters? dismissively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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