One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a manner that suggests that something or someone is unworthy of consideration.‘he was treated dismissively and mocked publicly’‘Elizabeth shrugged dismissively’
- ‘Fernandez summarises their arguments dismissively.’
- ‘A woman helping her around the house dismissively told her: "You're not sick - you don't look sick."’
- ‘They shake their heads a bit dismissively at our pitiful pace.’
- ‘Asked what she thinks about the state of contemporary literature, she says, dismissively, "Who knows?"’
- ‘Many use this term dismissively when they hear of anyone referring to animals as having thoughts or feelings or wishes.’
- ‘Both women opened their mouths to object, but Carl waved his hand dismissively.’
- ‘She saw me staring and stared back confrontationally, then dismissively turned away so that I was embarrassed for staring.’
- ‘Each dealt with the other cagily and sometimes dismissively.’
- ‘What he dismissively called 'Greek' and 'German' would today be categorized as Byzantine and Gothic art.’
- ‘The country artist dismissively belittles Rose's talent, and demands that she never record another of his tunes.’
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