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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a rejecting or disdainful manner.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : a curt, dismissive gesture
  • "I told downtown about 'em," Coe said dismissively, meaning, she supposed, the INS.
  • Speaking that way, kind of dismissively, gives the Democrats a bit of an opening, I think.
  • "You're plucking at straws," he said dismissively. for more
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