Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being scornful or contemptuous.
- n. The quality of being scornful.
- scornful + -ness (Wiktionary)
“You would have thought that in the scornfulness of her nature she must have sprung upon her foe with more of fierceness than of skill; but this was not so, for with all the force and vehemence of her invective she displayed a sober, patient, and minute attention to the details of vituperation, which contributed to its success a thousand times more than mere violence.”
“It evoked a strong desire to mock and ape, and produced in his throat a cough of singular scornfulness, more particularly when Mr. Rusper also assisted, with an assumed unconsciousness that was all his own.”
“The pastor of Plymouth uttered this attack upon Germany with a scornfulness which the printed word can hardly indicate.”
“For the representing of so strange a power in love, procureth delight: and the scornfulness of the action stirreth laughter.”
“All explanations and excuses he trod under foot with utter scornfulness.”
“Even Jed Tighe read the little sheet every week, in spite of his alleged scornfulness.”
“Gee!" she panted at him with an angry scornfulness which made him wince.”
“For as in Alexanders picture well set out we delight without laughter, and in twenty mad antics we laugh without delight; so in Hercules, painted with his great beard and furious countenance, in womans attire, spinning at Omphales commandment, it breedeth both delight and laughter; for the representing of so strange a power in love, procureth delight, and the scornfulness of the action stirreth laughter.”
“The monk trembled when he heard those words, for he knew that his scornfulness had been discovered, and he followed the Abbot in great confusion.”
“When she looked at him her eyes under her level brows held a certain scornfulness.”
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