- dismissive [dismis′iv]adj.1. Rare dismissing or expressing dismissal2. haughty and contemptuous, condescending, etc. in dismissing from considerationdismissivelyadv.
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Dismissive — Dis*miss ive, a. Giving dismission. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dismissive — 1640s, characterized by or appropriate to dismissal; from DISMISS (Cf. dismiss) + IVE (Cf. ive). Meaning contemptuous, rejecting is recorded by 1922. Related: Dismissively … Etymology dictionary
dismissive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing that something is unworthy of serious consideration. DERIVATIVES dismissively adverb dismissiveness noun … English terms dictionary
dismissive — dis|miss|ive [dısˈmısıv] adj refusing to consider someone or something seriously dismissive of ▪ Some historians have been dismissive of this argument. dismissive gesture/wave/shrug etc ▪ Cath spread both hands in a dismissive gesture.… … Dictionary of contemporary English
dismissive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ overly … Collocations dictionary
dismissive — [[t]dɪ̱smɪ̱sɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n If you are dismissive of someone or something, you say or show that you think they are not important or have no value. Mr Jones was dismissive of the report, saying it was riddled with inaccuracies … English dictionary
dismissive — dis|mis|sive [ dıs mısıv ] adjective reacting to something in a way that shows you do not think it is worth paying attention to: dismissive of: Many scientists are dismissive of a link between mobile phones and cancer … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
dismissive — UK [dɪsˈmɪsɪv] / US adjective reacting to something in a way that shows you do not think it is worth paying attention to dismissive of: Many scientists are dismissive of a link between mobile phones and cancer … English dictionary
dismissive — dismissively, adv. /dis mis iv/, adj. 1. indicating dismissal or rejection; having the purpose or effect of dismissing, as from one s presence or from consideration: a curt, dismissive gesture. 2. indicating lack of interest or approbation;… … Universalium
dismissive — adjective refusing to consider someone or something seriously (+ of): Why, I wonder, is Mr Sykes so dismissive of the protesters? dismissively adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English