Definition of scornful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskɔːnfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɔːrnfl//
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showing or feeling scorn synonym contemptuous a scornful laugh scornful of something He was scornful of such ‘female’ activities as cooking.Extra examples a somewhat scornful tone of voice ‘Oh—them,’ Oliver sounded scornful. She flashed him a scornful glance.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scornful