- scorn·ful·ly, adverb
- scorn·ful·ness, noun
- un·scorn·ful, adjective
- un·scorn·ful·ness, noun
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How to use scornful in a sentence
Instead, he lives with his mother in obscurity, and his friends are scornful of his claim to be a god’s son.What the Greek Myths Can Teach Us About Our Moment of Crisis | Charlotte Higgins | January 19, 2022 | Time
Lauded chefs like David Chang are not only less scornful of fast food, but go as far as to celebrate it.The Arch Deluxe Was a Hell of a Burger. It Was Also McDonald’s Most Expensive Flop. | Jeremy Glass | July 23, 2021 | Eater
Over a period of just a few weeks, a host of high profile periodicals have published smug, scornful dismissals of the music.
Ronald Reagan was president when we made that movie, and he was scornful and just openly had all these vile attitudes.Jonathan Demme on Gaza, Transphobia in ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ and Meryl Streep as a Rock Star | Marlow Stern | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are also the looting and desecrating “archaeologists” for whom Wilkinson reserves his most scornful language.
“It couldn't be any other way on high cards,” said Titanic with a deeply scornful gesture.
Anyone ought to know,” said Titanic, still scornful, “that that's impossible.
Answered Elizabeth, hardly attempting to conceal her scornful doubt of his sincerity.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
This demand was made with scornful seriousness; with a ruthless application to the feelings of a son.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
"I'm quite aware that my appearance is not prepossessing," said the Hole-keeper, with a scornful look at the Goblin.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
He realized for the first time what a prop and resource the deep maturity and scornful strength of his mother had been.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Some scornful commentator has called this doggerel; but I would that all doggerel were as interesting.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper