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 for scornful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scornful \Scorn"ful\, a.
     1. Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful.
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              Scornful of winter's frost and summer's sun.
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              Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. --Shak.
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     2. Treated with scorn; exciting scorn. [Obs.]
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              The scornful mark of every open eye.  --Shak.
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     Syn: Contemptuous; disdainful; contumelious; reproachful;
          [1913 Webster] -- Scorn"ful*ly, adv. --
          Scorn"ful*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous,
             disdainful, insulting, scornful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "scornful":
     abjuratory, arrogant, clannish, cliquish, contemptuous,
     contumelious, declinatory, deprecative, derisive, derisory,
     despising, disdainful, dismissive, disparaging, exclusive, haughty,
     high-handed, mocking, overweening, rejective, renunciative,
     scoffing, sneering, snide, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty,
     snotty, supercilious, superior, toploftical, toplofty, withering

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