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Feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration:‘monetarist theory is dismissive of the need to control local spending’‘his dismissive attitude towards women left him isolated’
contemptuous, disdainful, scornful, sneering, snide, scathing, disparaging, negative, unenthusiastic, offhand, perfunctorysniffy, snottydimissoryView synonyms
- ‘I think the dismissive way people have been dealt with is a disgrace.’
- ‘I tried explaining my feud with the waiter, but Jennifer was dismissive.’
- ‘He denied the trust had been dismissive towards Mr Blackbird and his family.’
- ‘It's much easier to be hyperbolic, or dismissive, or to give up trying to make judgments and just stick to writing lists.’
- ‘Such a dismissive and negative view of these two giants isn't fair, of course.’
- ‘I don't remember buying it, she said with a dismissive flick of the wrist.’
- ‘The dismissive attitude was previously the star quality of the north.’
- ‘The same sort of dismissive attitude is evident in response to the latest findings.’
- ‘She is dismissive of talk that the island is any less deserving of public support than any other community in Scotland.’
- ‘The sceptical scribe answered in the negative; Palmer was annoyed at the dismissive response.’
- ‘He is dismissive of the tyranny of email, pagers and mobile phones.’
- ‘Some of the regulars are dismissive and civilians don't view them with the same respect as they do the full-timers.’
- ‘Woodward, you can also gather, wouldn't have been so dismissive if England had been on the receiving end.’
- ‘Miss Regan complained to the manager but said he was dismissive of her complaint and walked off while she was still talking to him.’
- ‘Vivek says that some senior professors have been dismissive of their ideas.’
- ‘He was dismissive of his television work, saying it had paid the rent and bought the groceries, and was now behind him.’
- ‘I've been watching all this California stuff with a really dismissive attitude.’
- ‘And did you feel that your colleagues were being dismissive of you because of that?’
- ‘Yet overall, the summer school flaunted a dismissive attitude toward folk history.’
- ‘Both Dodge and Hollis were sceptical of the worth of intervention and dismissive towards the coalition.’
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