American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Serving to dismiss.
- adj. Showing indifference or disregard: a dismissive shrug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving dismission; dismissory: as, “the dismissive writing,”
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Giving dismission.
- adj. showing indifference or disregard
- adj. stopping to associate with
“Georgiana nodded to one corner, her expression dismissive.”
“The Clinton group problems, teamed with what she calls the dismissive or at best distracted air that characterized communications with the Facebook staff, fueled her fears.”
“Mr. Layton also took a strip off Mr. Harper for what he described as a dismissive and disdainful attitude towards workers who have lost their jobs.”
“So he couches his preferred outcome in dismissive language.”
“That paints a picture of the "dismissive" - and dominantly male - psychology, without however going to the roots of why men and women diverge so much on their tendency to be”
“I am not "dismissive" of abstinence; rather, I am worried about lovelessness.”
“On the face of it when someone would pitch it that way it sounds kind of dismissive, but I very consciously thought through the architecture of those attractions and the choices those characters make.”
“Didn't you think Keith Olbermann was kind of dismissive toward you?" asks Ingraham.”
“This is exactly the kind of dismissive arrogance that drives millions of people away from conventional doctors.”
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