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dismissive

Line breaks: dis|mis¦sive
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈmɪsɪv
 
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Definition of dismissive in English:

adjective

Feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration: monetarist theory is dismissive of the need to control local spending his dismissive attitude towards women left him isolated
More example sentences
  • The same sort of dismissive attitude is evident in response to the latest findings.
  • Both Dodge and Hollis were sceptical of the worth of intervention and dismissive towards the coalition.
  • He denied the trust had been dismissive towards Mr Blackbird and his family.
Synonyms
contemptuous, disdainful, scornful, sneering, snide, scathing, disparaging, negative, unenthusiastic, offhand, perfunctory
informal sniffy, snotty
rare dimissory

Derivatives

dismissiveness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • And while I've been quite vocal in my dismissiveness about graphic design's power to save the world, I briefly found renewed hope yesterday in this feisty, if frustrating campaign season.
  • But I do think that the fascination, condemnation, and dismissiveness of a lot of the talk about it speaks to the misogyny of our culture.
  • ‘What I see is a familiar pattern of awareness, but also dismissiveness,’ he says.

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