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scornful

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scornful (comparative more scornful, superlative most scornful)

  1. Showing scorn or disrespect; contemptuous.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.VIII:
      Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."

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