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scornful

[ skawrn-fuhl ]
/ ˈskɔrn fəl /
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adjective
full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous, He smiled in a scornful way.
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Origin of scornful

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

OTHER WORDS FROM scornful

scorn·ful·ly, adverbscorn·ful·ness, nounun·scorn·ful, adjectiveun·scorn·ful·ness, noun
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