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Synonyms for dismissive

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  1. dismissiveadjective

    indifferent, contemptuous

  2. dismissiveadjective

    Showing disregard, indicating rejection, serving to dismiss.

    indifferent, contemptuous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dismissiveadjective

    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'"

    interested, acceptive

  2. dismissiveadjective

    stopping to associate with

    "they took dismissive action after the third violation"

    interested, acceptive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dismissive":

    derogatory, patronising, cavalier

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  1. Dan Newman:

    She's viewed as thorough, thoughtful, and as close to non-partisan on the issue of national security as is possible in today's politically polarized environment, if it was a different Democrat, it would be easier for some to be dismissive of the questions she's raising, but she's built significant credibility as a trusted voice on national security, so she has to be taken seriously. She's raising two critical issues which will define our debate about torture in the coming months: does it make us safer, and is it something we accept as consistent with our nation's moral code?

  2. Armstrong Williams:

    Dr. Carson is very dismissive of the question because it was hypothetical and Dr. Carson does not answer in hypotheticals. And so he intentionally did not answer the question, dr. Carson is still on a learning curve.

  3. Laura Tremaine:

    Being specific about our physical ailments — instead of vague and dismissive — can actually deepen relationships and help us all feel less isolated in this process.

  4. The Oscars producer:

    He was very dismissive of those options.

  5. The President:

    Pelosi then turned to the President's dismissive attitude about the audio, saying.

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