scornful

adjective scorn·ful \ ˈskȯrn-fəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of scornful

:full of scorn :contemptuous

scornfully

play \ˈskȯrn-fə-lē\ adverb

scornfulness

noun

Examples of scornful in a Sentence

  1. He's scornful of anyone who disagrees with his political beliefs.

  2. the actress gave the paparazzi a scornful glare before breezing on by them

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First Known Use of scornful

14th century


SCORNFUL Defined for English Language Learners

scornful

adjective

Definition of scornful for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing scorn


SCORNFUL Defined for Kids

scornful

adjective scorn·ful \ ˈskȯrn-fəl \

Definition of scornful for Students

:feeling or showing disgust and anger

scornfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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