scornfully means with contempt. When she scornfully looked at the dog, she was showing her dislike for it.

  • He scornfully dismissed her ideas.

  • She scornfully looked at the dog as it licked her hand.

Definition of scornfully


without respect; in a disdainful manner


contemptuously, contumeliously, disdainfully

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Example Sentences for scornfully

  • 1

    They scorned the idea of the independence.

  • 2

    Cerealis instructed the others not to be scornful.

  • 3

    She is openly scornful of him.

  • 4

    It's the rich people who are the subject of scorn.

  • 5

    I scorn your piddling incivilities.

  • 6

    Plenty of people feel the scorn is justified.

  • 7

    Ferdinando rejected the proposition with scorn and indignation.

  • 8

    The newspaper is the source of the statement, not the source of the scorn.

  • 9

    He was also scornful of the speculative theory of phrenology.

  • 10

    I completely scorn falsifying and sanctimonious people.