scornful

[skawrn-fuhl]
adjective
full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous: He smiled in a scornful way.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see scorn, -ful

scornfully, adverb
scornfulness, noun
unscornful, adjective
unscornfully, adverb
unscornfulness, noun
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scorn (skɔːn)
 
n
1.  open contempt or disdain for a person or thing; derision
2.  an object of contempt or derision
3.  archaic an act or expression signifying contempt
 
vb
4.  to treat with contempt or derision
5.  (tr) to reject with contempt
 
[C12 schornen, from Old French escharnir, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scerōn to behave rowdily, obsolete Dutch schern mockery]
 
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'scornfully
 
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'scornfulness
 
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Example sentences
If an exception was made they were always treated with scornful or pitying
  condescension.
And in the gloom and thickness of the beard his dark red mouth showed sensual
  and scornful.
But he seemed to stand apart, and eye this former self with scornful pitying,
  but half-envious curiosity.
The way he handled it made her think he was scornful of its binding or paper
  stock, but then he read the dust flap, shuddered.
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