Synonyms and Antonyms of scornful
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 Synonyms of scornful abhorrent, disdainful, contemptuousWords Related to scornful bold-faced, brash, brassy, brazen, cheeky, cocky, discourteous, disrespectful, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy; arrogant, cavalier, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-handed, high-hat, pretentious, uppish, uppity; haughty, lofty, lordly, prideful, sniffish, snobbish, supercilious; pompous, self-important, superior; catty, cruel, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spitefulNear Antonyms of scornful deferential, regardful, respectful; accepting, tolerant; courteous, politeAntonyms of scornful admiring, applauding, appreciative, approving
2 intended to make a person or thing seem of little importance or value the tenant's complaints were met with the scornful observation that he expected too much for the rent he was paying Synonyms of scornful belittling, contemptuous, decrying, degrading, demeaning, denigrative, denigratory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisory, derogative, detractive, disdainful, disparaging, pejorative, derogatory, slighting, uncomplimentaryWords Related to scornful aspersing, calumnious, defamatory, insulting, libelous (or libellous), maligning, slandering, slanderous, vilifying; abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous; catty, cruel, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, unkind, virulent; critical, denunciative, denunciatory; acrimonious, bitter, envious, jaundiced, jealous, rancorous, resentful; acrid, caustic, scathing, venomousNear Antonyms of scornful admiring, adulatory, applauding, approving, friendly, positive; appreciative, respectful; kind, kindhearted, kindly, sympathetic, unmalicious, warm, warmheartedAntonyms of scornful commendatory, complimentary, laudative, laudatory
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