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Definition of Scornful

Scornful

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

Scornful Quotations

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

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

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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