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Meaning of dismissive

dis•mis•sive

Pronunciation: (dis-mis'iv), [key]
— adj.
  1. indicating dismissal or rejection; having the purpose or effect of dismissing, as from one's presence or from consideration: a curt, dismissive gesture.
  2. indicating lack of interest or approbation; scornful; disdainful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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