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dis·mis·sive

 (dĭs-mĭs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Serving to dismiss.
2. Showing indifference or disregard: a dismissive shrug.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dismissive - showing indifference or disregard; "a dismissive shrug"; "the firm is dismissive of the competitor's product"; "'chronic fatigue syndrome' was known by the dismissive term 'housewife syndrome'"
uninterested - not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator"
2.dismissive - stopping to associate with; "they took dismissive action after the third violation"
rejective - rejecting or tending to reject; "rejective or overcritical attitudes of disappointed parents"

dismissive

adjective contemptuous, scornful, disdainful, insulting, sneering, derisive He was highly dismissive of the report.
Translations

dismissive

[dɪsˈmɪsɪv] ADJ (= disdainful) [gesture, wave, attitude] → despectivo, desdeñoso
he said in a dismissive tonedijo como quien no quería tomar la cosa en serio
he was very dismissive about itparecía no tomar la cosa en serio
he is very dismissive of her capabilitiessiempre está infravalorando or subestimando sus capacidades

dismissive

[dɪsˈmɪsɪv] adj [person] → dédaigneux/euse; [attitude, comment, response] → dédaigneux/euse
to be dismissive of sth → faire peu de cas de qch

dismissive

adj remarkwegwerfend; gestureabweisend; to be dismissive of somebodyjdn heruntermachen; to be dismissive of somethingetw abtun

dismissive

[disˈmɪsɪv] adj dismissive (of)sprezzante (nei confronti di)
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