What does scornful mean?

Definitions for scornful
ˈskɔrn fəlscorn·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scornful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful(adj)

    expressing extreme contempt

Wiktionary

  1. scornful(Adjective)

    Showing scorn or disrespect; contemptuous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scornful(adj)

    full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful

  2. Scornful(adj)

    treated with scorn; exciting scorn

Editors Contribution

  1. SCORNFUL

    If you are scornful of someone or something, you show contempt for them.a very strong feeling of no respect for someone or something that you think is stupid or has no value;to treat with a great lack of respect, or to refuse something because you think it is wrong or not acceptable;to show scorn for someone or something;to refuse advice or an offer because you are too proud; To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy;To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity;full of scorn : CONTEMPTUOUS,abhorrent,disdainful;feeling or expressing scorn;Disrespect and not showing respect:scorn,disdain,contempt,insulting, mocking, defiant,full of scorn, derisive,withering, sneering, slighting, jeering, scoffing, scathing, sarcastic, sardonic, haughty,insolent,supercilious, contumelious.

    with China’s leadership focused only on its own advantage and America’s as scornful of the World Health Organisation as it is of the Paris climate agreement, neither calamity is getting the co-ordinated international response it deserves.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 22, 2020  

How to pronounce scornful?

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How to say scornful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scornful in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scornful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of scornful in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.

  2. George Eliot:

    The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.

  3. Socrates:

    Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

Images & Illustrations of scornful

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