Tuesday , 23 July 2024

Scornful meaning

Adjective: scornful

Pronunciation: (skorn-ful)

Scornful meaning: Expressing extreme contempt

Synonyms: contemptuous, disdainful, insulting

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Extreme contempt

Quotations: André Maurois – People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.

Simone de Beauvoir – No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.

T.S. Eliot – The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.

David Bruce – I was told that President Truman was at times scornful of what he considered the inability of Governor Stevenson to make up his mind whether he would run or not. That’s gossip as far as I’m concerned.

Socrates – Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will neither be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

Herman Melville – His was the scorn which thinks it not worth the while to be scornful. Those he most scorned never knew it

Sample sentences:

  1. When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.
  2. Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath.
  3. Of all grieves that harass the distressed; sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
  4. He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her, especially if that is what she desires.
  5. The general mood was disrespectful and scornful.
  6. I’m scornful of people who can’t take no for an answer.
  7. When I was a kid, there was unhappiness in my family – was dealt with partly by escaping to television. And from a very early age, for whatever reason, I became scornful and resistant to and angry about that. And some other time in my life, I realized that there’s a lot I loved in television.
  8. I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business.
  9. The good mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the bad mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
  10. Comedy is an imitation of the common errors of our life, which he represented in the most ridiculous and scornful sort that may be, so as it is impossible that any beholder can be content to be such a one.
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