scornful

  • 1Scornful — Scorn ful, a. 1. Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful. [1913 Webster] Scornful of winter s frost and summer s sun. Prior. [1913 Webster] Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Treated with scorn;… …

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  • 2scornful — index bitter (reproachful), contemptuous, cynical, disdainful, inflated (vain), orgulous, pejorati …

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  • 3scornful — late 14c.; see SCORN (Cf. scorn) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Scornfully …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4scornful — [skôrn′fəl] adj. filled with or showing scorn or contempt scornfully adv. scornfulness n …

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  • 5scornful — scorn|ful [ˈsko:nfəl US ˈsko:rn ] adj feeling or showing scorn ▪ a scornful look scornful of ▪ He was scornful of the women s movement. >scornfully adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6scornful — scorn|ful [ skɔrnfəl ] adjective feeling or expressing scorn: a scornful remark/look/laugh scornful of: They were scornful of anyone else s suggestions. ╾ scorn|ful|ly adverb …

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  • 7scornful — [[t]skɔ͟ː(r)nf(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n If you are scornful of someone or something, you show contempt for them. He is deeply scornful of politicians. ...a scornful simile. Syn: contemptuous Derived words: scornfully ADV …

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  • 8scornful — UK [ˈskɔː(r)nf(ə)l] / US [ˈskɔrnfəl] adjective feeling or expressing scorn a scornful remark/look/laugh scornful of: They were scornful of anyone else s suggestions. Derived word: scornfully adverb …

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  • 9scornful — adj. scornful of * * * [ skɔːnf(ə)l] scornful of …

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  • 10scornful — adjective feeling or showing scorn: a scornful look (+ of): They remained scornful of all our attempts to find a solution. scornfully adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11scornful — scornfully, adv. scornfulness, n. /skawrn feuhl/, adj. full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous: He smiled in a scornful way. [1350 1400; ME; see SCORN, FUL] * * * …

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  • 12scornful — adj. Scornful is used with these nouns: ↑glance, ↑laugh, ↑look …

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  • 13scornful — adjective his scornful remarks Syn: contemptuous, derisive, withering, mocking, scoffing, sneering, jeering, scathing, snide, disparaging, supercilious, disdainful, superior; archaic contumelious Ant: admiring, respectful …

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  • 14scornful — /ˈskɔnfəl/ (say skawnfuhl) adjective full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous: he smiled in a scornful way. –scornfully, adverb –scornfulness, noun …

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  • 15scornful — scorn ► NOUN ▪ open contempt or disdain. ► VERB 1) express scorn for. 2) reject in a contemptuous way. DERIVATIVES scorner noun scornful adjective scornfully adverb. ORIG …

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  • 16scornful — adjective Date: 14th century full of scorn ; contemptuous • scornfully adverb • scornfulness noun …

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  • 17scornful — adjective Showing scorn or disrespect; contemptuous …

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  • 18scornful — Synonyms and related words: abjuratory, arrogant, clannish, cliquish, contemptuous, contumelious, declinatory, deprecative, derisive, derisory, despising, disdainful, dismissive, disparaging, exclusive, haughty, high handed, mocking, overweening …

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  • 19scornful — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Given to scorning] Syn. contemptuous, disdainful, haughty, supercilious, overbearing, arrogant, insolent, cynical, sneering, hypercritical, with the nose in the air*, toplofty*, snooty*; see also egotistic 2 . Ant.… …

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  • 20scornful — scorn·ful || skÉ”rnfÊŠl / ɔːn adj. ridiculing, mocking, deriding; rejecting contemptuously …

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