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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCORNFULNESS

The scornfulness of that laugh stung him, and he returned it with interest.

Let him pay for his father's scornfulness; let her atone for her mother's disdain.

Cavalcanti has in him not merely the subtlety but the scornfulness of a great divine.

Fleming as he was, Watteau made the progress of the portrait last longer than the scornfulness of Mademoiselle la Montagne.

Again Mary took some time to reply, and when she did, to Elizabeth's surprise, it was with more than a touch of scornfulness.

He was surprised to see that his listener was laughing, not without a suggestion of scornfulness.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c.; see scorn (n.) + -ful. Scorny was 19c. U.S. colloquial. Related: Scornfully; scornfulness.

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