scornful

[ skawrn-fuh l ]
/ ˈskɔrn fəl /

adjective

full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous: He smiled in a scornful way.

Nearby words

  1. scorify,
  2. scoring,
  3. scoring position, in,
  4. scorn,
  5. scorner,
  6. scornfully,
  7. scorpaenid,
  8. scorpaenoid,
  9. scorper,
  10. scorpio

Origin of scornful

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at scorn, -ful

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Word Origin and History for scornful

scornful

adj.

mid-14c.; see scorn (n.) + -ful. Scorny was 19c. U.S. colloquial. Related: Scornfully; scornfulness.

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