scornful late 14c.; see SCORN (Cf. scorn) + -FUL (Cf. -ful). Related: Scornfully.

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  • Scornful — Scorn ful, a. 1. Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful. [1913 Webster] Scornful of winter s frost and summer s sun. Prior. [1913 Webster] Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Treated with scorn;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scornful — index bitter (reproachful), contemptuous, cynical, disdainful, inflated (vain), orgulous, pejorati …   Law dictionary

  • scornful — [skôrn′fəl] adj. filled with or showing scorn or contempt scornfully adv. scornfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • scornful — scorn|ful [ˈsko:nfəl US ˈsko:rn ] adj feeling or showing scorn ▪ a scornful look scornful of ▪ He was scornful of the women s movement. >scornfully adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scornful — scorn|ful [ skɔrnfəl ] adjective feeling or expressing scorn: a scornful remark/look/laugh scornful of: They were scornful of anyone else s suggestions. ╾ scorn|ful|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scornful — [[t]skɔ͟ː(r)nf(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n If you are scornful of someone or something, you show contempt for them. He is deeply scornful of politicians. ...a scornful simile. Syn: contemptuous Derived words: scornfully ADV …   English dictionary

  • scornful — UK [ˈskɔː(r)nf(ə)l] / US [ˈskɔrnfəl] adjective feeling or expressing scorn a scornful remark/look/laugh scornful of: They were scornful of anyone else s suggestions. Derived word: scornfully adverb …   English dictionary

  • scornful — adj. scornful of * * * [ skɔːnf(ə)l] scornful of …   Combinatory dictionary

  • scornful — adjective feeling or showing scorn: a scornful look (+ of): They remained scornful of all our attempts to find a solution. scornfully adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scornful — scornfully, adv. scornfulness, n. /skawrn feuhl/, adj. full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous: He smiled in a scornful way. [1350 1400; ME; see SCORN, FUL] * * * …   Universalium

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