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Definition of "scornfulness" []

  • The quality of being scornful. (noun)

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Use "scornfulness" in a sentence
  • "You would have thought that in the scornfulness of her nature she must have sprung upon her foe with more of fierceness than of skill; but this was not so, for with all the force and vehemence of her invective she displayed a sober, patient, and minute attention to the details of vituperation, which contributed to its success a thousand times more than mere violence."
  • "It evoked a strong desire to mock and ape, and produced in his throat a cough of singular scornfulness, more particularly when Mr. Rusper also assisted, with an assumed unconsciousness that was all his own."
  • "The pastor of Plymouth uttered this attack upon Germany with a scornfulness which the printed word can hardly indicate."