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dismissive

[dis-mis-iv] /dɪsˈmɪs ɪv/
adjective
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; scornful; disdainful.
Origin of dismissive
1635-1645
1635-45; dismiss + -ive
Related forms
dismissively, adverb
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adj.

1640s, "characterized by or appropriate to dismissal;" from dismiss + -ive. Meaning "contemptuous, rejecting" is recorded by 1922. Related: Dismissively.

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