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scornful

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scornful (comparative more scornful, superlative most scornful)

  1. Showing scorn or disrespect; contemptuous.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set:
      “I never understood it,” she observed, lightly scornful. “What occult meaning has a sun-dial for a spooney ? I’m sure I don't want to read riddles into a strange gentleman’s optics.”

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