scornfulness

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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