scornfully

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Etymology[edit]

scornful +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

scornfully (comparative more scornfully, superlative most scornfully)

  1. In a scornful manner.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 82:
      "Do they not sneakingly bestow on me their crass inability to do anything with their own misbegotten progeny, a subterfuge which I scornfully fub off on text-books?"
    • 1985, Joan Morrison, chapter 7, in Share House Blues, Boolarong Publications, page 91:
      'What does he look like?' asks John Halgard. 'A salesman,' says Gerontius scornfully.

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