dismissively


adjective

  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; scornful; disdainful.
adj.

1640s, “characterized by or appropriate to dismissal;” from dismiss + -ive. Meaning “contemptuous, rejecting” is recorded by 1922. Related: Dismissively.

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