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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Feeling hatred or disdain of someone or something.

Usage examples (37)
  • The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.
  • Finally he stood before her, his expression scornful, but he said, Very well, then.
  • The same word which to the scornful is a savour of death unto death to the humble and serious is a savour of life unto life.
  • Oswald said, "Not much credit," in scornful tones. for more
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