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scornful

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1 feeling or showing open dislike for someone or something regarded as undeserving of respect or concern
  • the actress gave the paparazzi a scornful glare before breezing on by them

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The first known use of scornful was in the 14th century

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“Scornful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scornful. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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