[ UK /skˈɔːnfəli/ ]
  1. without respect; in a disdainful manner
    she spoke of him contemptuously
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How To Use scornfully In A Sentence

  • I told him I was worried but he laughed scornfully.
  • Smiling scornfully, Hsieh - ch 'ü an asked , " Did you read the poetry of Su Man - shu and Huang Kung - tu ?
  • Ah Fu laughed scornfully and said, " Who made me a cuckold?
  • All scornfully out-voted him, and to this day the blacks assert that “a piccaninny debil-debil” so closely resembles a flying-fox that none but a black boy can tell the difference. My Tropic Isle
  • `I never took you for a sentimentalist ," Marlette said scornfully. THE DEVIL'S DOOR
  • What's comin 'anigh' em?" asked the old woman scornfully. The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas
  • Grandmother murmured something in embarrassment, but the Bohemian woman laughed scornfully, a kind of whinny-laugh, and, catching up an empty coffee-pot from the shelf, shook it at us with a look positively vindictive. My Antonia
  • His fine and highly trained ear disliked the frequent harshness of their versification, their indifference to the well-ordered melody of vowel and consonant, the grating, 'scrannel pipe' concatenations which he notes so scornfully in the verse of Bishop Hall: Introduction. Grierson, Herbert J.C
  • Don't be afraid of saying what you really think, "he added scornfully," with the notion of sparing me. Questionable Shapes
  • Sots vieux, nouveaux, et sots de tous ages, _ "thus he scornfully declaimed," and as yokefellow with Dan Merlin in his thorn-bush, and with wise Salomon when he capered upon the high places of Chemosh, and with Duke Ares sheepishly agrin within the net of Chivalry
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