What is another word for scornful?

Pronunciation: [skˈɔːnfə͡l] (IPA)

Scornful is a word that denotes strong disapproval or contempt. There are many synonyms for this word, including disdainful, derisive, contemptuous and disdainful. These words all express a negative attitude towards someone or something and are often used to describe the way one person feels towards another. Other synonyms for scornful include sneering, mocking, dismissive, haughty and insulting. When used correctly, these words can help to convey a sense of distaste and disapproval towards someone or something, and can be useful in a wide range of different contexts, from politics to personal relationships.

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What are the hypernyms for Scornful?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for scornful?

Antonyms for the word "scornful" include respectful, admiring, approving, praising, and approving. Scornful refers to a feeling of contempt or derision towards someone or something that is deemed unworthy. Respectful on the other hand connotes a feeling of admiration and esteem. Admiring is another antonym for scornful which is the opposite of feeling contempt or derision. Approving suggests having a favorable opinion of someone or something while praising conveys a feeling of acclaim, commendation or acclamation. Lastly, approbatory again suggests approval or favorable opinion, rather than contempt or derision. All of these antonyms highlight the opposite meanings of scornful, indicating different degrees of honor and reverence.

What are the antonyms for Scornful?

Usage examples for Scornful

Mrs. Caswell was scornful.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
For some minutes she continued to read with the same impassive expression; but gradually her cheek became paler, and a haughty, almost scornful, expression settled on her lips.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Now"-and her eyes grew a bit scornful-"I am angry with Martial, instead.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Scornful

  • I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business.
    Stephen Ambrose
  • No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
    Simone de Beauvoir
  • 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'
    Lewis Carroll
  • People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
    Andre Maurois
  • He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her - especially if that is what she desires.
    Booth Tarkington

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