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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdismissivedis‧miss‧ive /dɪsˈmɪsɪv/ adjective  REJECT/NOT ACCEPTrefusing to consider someone or something seriouslydismissive of Some historians have been dismissive of this argument.dismissive gesture/wave/shrug etc Cath spread both hands in a dismissive gesture.dismissively adverb
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dismissiveEven Marxist critics are generally dismissive.The general weakness in recruitment planning is not helped by such a dismissive attitude to training for administrative functions by clubs.Collins has been criticized for her dismissive attitude toward the investigations.She makes a small, dismissive, explosion with her lips, like a gentle fart.A dismissive gesture but to Ruth one he didn't relish doing very much.It's so weak, so dismissive, like the girl's body was a cupcake and you took a nibble.According to one report, Vincent was as dismissive of academic study as he had been in Amsterdam.Some of those who are dismissive of food intolerance, see hyperventilation as a widespread cause of vague, multiple symptoms.Teenagers who have jobs can be quite dismissive of their peers who don't.Pentecostals have endured more than their share of dismissive scholarship, condescending analysis, and popular disdain.She was very dismissive when I tried to tell her about my problems at work.dismissive gesture/wave/shrug etcWeinbaum said with a dismissive wave.A dismissive gesture but to Ruth one he didn't relish doing very much.
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