Definition Of scornful


feeling or expressing contempt or derision.

the justices have been scornful of the government's conduct

Example Of scornful

  • ‘I know that,’ I said scornfully , my impatience vibrating off the bannisters.

  • Before he could reach it, they opened and a large gang of girls trooped out, howling with scornful laughter.

  • Both had a gypsy-like disregard of convention; both were brazenly scornful of public opinion.

  • But I just feel myself withdrawing and getting a bit scornful of others who are managing to cut loose.

  • Extravagant in his praise of the fans and players and scornful of the Football Association and the hooligans, he wears his Three Lions with pride.

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