from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Serving to dismiss.
  • adjective Showing indifference or disregard.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Giving dismission; dismissory: as, “the dismissive writing,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Giving dismission.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Showing disregard, indicating rejection, serving to dismiss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective showing indifference or disregard
  • adjective stopping to associate with


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