What is another word for dismissive?

Pronunciation: [dɪsmˈɪsɪv] (IPA)

"Dismissive" is a word used to describe someone who is showing a lack of interest or respect for something or someone. Synonyms for this word include "indifferent," "apathetic," "unconcerned," "uninterested," "detached," or "nonchalant." Other synonyms that can describe being dismissive include "heedless," "negligent," "careless," "reckless," "disregardful," and "thoughtless." Sometimes this behavior can also be described as "condescending," "patronizing," "superior," or "snobbish." Using these synonyms will help you convey your message more effectively and provide more depth to your descriptions. Whether you're writing an article, blog post, or a piece of fiction, a good thesaurus is a valuable tool for any writer looking to add nuance to their language.

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Dismissive can be defined as showing a lack of interest or sympathy towards someone or something. Its antonyms are the words attentive, interested, considerate, and caring. Attentive implies being fully engaged in listening or observing something. Interested suggests showing curiosity, enthusiasm or willingness to learn. Considerate implies mindful of the feelings, needs, or rights of others. Caring refers to the act of expressing kindness or concern towards others. Using such antonyms would suggest that a person is highly responsive, attentive, empathetic, and considerate towards others. These words will improve communication and understanding, create positivity and increase the chance of building strong and meaningful relationships.

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Usage examples for Dismissive

It is not derisive or contemptuous; it is dismissive.
"The Unspeakable Perk"
Samuel Hopkins Adams
With a dismissive shrug, Cade said, Oh, of course not, milady.
"An Encounter in Atlanta"
Ed Howdershelt
A dismissive wave of his hand, and another kindly smile.
"Life Blood"
Thomas Hoover

Famous quotes with Dismissive

  • In the past, the United States has sometimes, kind of sardonically, been described as a one-party state: the business party with two factions called Democrats and Republicans. That’s no longer true. It’s still a one-party state, the business party. But it only has one faction. The faction is moderate Republicans, who are now called Democrats. There are virtually no moderate Republicans in what’s called the Republican Party and virtually no liberal Democrats in what’s called the Democratic [sic] Party. It’s basically a party of what would be moderate Republicans and similarly, Richard Nixon would be way at the left of the political spectrum today. Eisenhower would be in outer space. There is still something called the Republican Party, but it long ago abandoned any pretence of being a normal parliamentary party. It’s in lock-step service to the very rich and the corporate sector and has a catechism that everyone has to chant in unison, kind of like the old Communist Party. The distinguished conservative commentator, one of the most respected – Norman Ornstein – describes today’s Republican Party as, in his words, “a radical insurgency – ideologically extreme, scornful of facts and compromise, dismissive of its political opposition” – a serious danger to the society, as he points out.
    Noam Chomsky
  • Doniger is fond of using pseudoscientific language to make her dismissive, negative and often poorly evidenced opinions on Hinduism sound weightier than they are—claiming for instance that Western feminists who embrace the Hindu Goddess are wrong because, when she compares India to Monotheistic, Male- God cultures, there is “in general an inverse ratio between the worship of goddesses and the granting of rights to human women.” Doniger does not produce any evidence to substantiate this sweeping statement which she has made....
    Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
  • Here is another example of violating one's nature in the name of nobility, an example that shows the larger dangers of false love. Years ago, I heard Dorothy Day speak. Founder of the Catholic Worker movement, her long-term commitment to living among the poor on New York's Lower East Side—not just serving them but sharing their condition—had made her one of my heroes. So it came as a great shock. when in the middle of her talk, I heard her start to ruminate about the "ungrateful poor." I did not understand how such a dismissive phrase could come from the lips of a saint—until it hit me with the force of a Zen koan. Dorothy Day was saying, "Do not give to the poor expecting to get their gratitude so that you can feel good about yourself. If you do, your giving will be thin and short-lived, and that is not what the poor need; it will only impoverish them further. Give only if you have something you must give; give only if you are someone for whom giving is its own reward."
    Parker Palmer

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