from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Serving to dismiss.
  • adj. Showing indifference or disregard: a dismissive shrug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Giving dismission.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. showing indifference or disregard
  • adj. stopping to associate with


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