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Definition of Scornful


  1. Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful.
  2. Treated with scorn; exciting scorn.

Scornful Quotations

The 'good' mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the 'bad' mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
Rachel Cusk

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
Simone de Beauvoir

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'
Lewis Carroll

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
Andre Maurois

He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her - especially if that is what she desires.
Booth Tarkington
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Scornful Translations

scornful in Italian is beffardo, sprezzante
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