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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Georgiana nodded to one corner, her expression dismissive.
The Clinton group problems, teamed with what she calls the dismissive or at best distracted air that characterized communications with the Facebook staff, fueled her fears.
Mr. Layton also took a strip off Mr. Harper for what he described as a dismissive and disdainful attitude towards workers who have lost their jobs.
So he couches his preferred outcome in dismissive language.
That paints a picture of the "dismissive" - and dominantly male - psychology, without however going to the roots of why men and women diverge so much on their tendency to be
Every one and two word dismissive response that adds nothing of value to the discourse and blows off your counterpart's input without even giving it a second of consideration.
I am not "dismissive" of abstinence; rather, I am worried about lovelessness.
On the face of it when someone would pitch it that way it sounds kind of dismissive, but I very consciously thought through the architecture of those attractions and the choices those characters make.
"Didn't you think Keith Olbermann was kind of dismissive toward you?" asks Ingraham.
This is exactly the kind of dismissive arrogance that drives millions of people away from conventional doctors.