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  • as indisdainful
  • as inscornful
  • as inprideful

synonyms for dismissive

  • aloof
  • arrogant
  • averse
  • contemptuous
  • derisive
  • haughty
  • unsympathetic
  • antipathetic
  • cavalier
  • cold-shoulder
  • cool
  • despising
  • egotistic
  • high-and-mighty
  • hoity-toity
  • indifferent
  • insolent
  • lordly
  • overbearing
  • proud
  • rejecting
  • repudiating
  • scouting
  • sneering
  • snooty
  • supercilious
  • superior
  • toplofty
  • uppity
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antonyms for dismissive

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  • humble
  • meek
  • shy
  • sympathetic
  • favoring
  • loving
  • praising
  • respectful
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    How to use dismissive in a sentence

    She found Martinez’s response “dismissive” and accused the court system of mishandling her complaint, according to a brief filed last week.
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    It’s impossible to watch any recent Olympics in a crowd in China without hearing a dismissive comparison to Beijing 2008.
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    This means that there’s no one solution, so offering one can feel minimizing or dismissive toward the feelings and experiences of a person suffering from this condition.
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    For the third time since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, the Supreme Court rejected a call for it to sabotage that law — this time, in an unusually dismissive opinion.
    THE SUPREME COURT SHUT DOWN AN ATTACK ON OBAMACARE IN THE MOST DISMISSIVE WAY POSSIBLEIAN MILLHISERJUNE 17, 2021VOX
    Gebru remembers dismissive comments from some in the AI community.
    INSIDE THE FIGHT TO RECLAIM AI FROM BIG TECH’S CONTROLKAREN HAOJUNE 14, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    Many scientific experts were dismissive of the leak theory at first, thus validating the early skeptical reporting.
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    Various conspiracy-oriented websites have highlighted late-February 2020 emails in which Fauci was supposedly overly dismissive about the potential effectiveness of the drug.
    THE ALLEGED FAUCI ‘SMOKING GUN’ EMAILSAARON BLAKEJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    When you combine that with what scientists were saying at the time, it was easy — too easy, it turns out — to be overly dismissive of the lab leak theory.
    WHAT A PROVEN CORONAVIRUS LAB LEAK THEORY WOULD MEANAARON BLAKEMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    This dismissive attitude plagues the agency’s paid staff, according to current and former employees.
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    Meanwhile, those employees could be dismissive of the automotive expertise within its ranks, the former employees said.
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    WORDS RELATED TO DISMISSIVE

    • condescending
    • dismissive
    • oppressive
    • patronizing
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