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dismissive

To be dismissive is to be indifferent and a little rude. Being dismissive is a sign of disrespect.

If you're dismissive, you show little consideration for others. If a teacher laughs at a student's earnest answer to a question, that's dismissive. An employer throwing a resume in the trash without reading it? Dismissive. People are dismissive to others they think are beneath them. You can also be dismissive to ideas and suggestions. It's like waving someone or something away and saying, "whatever."

Definitions of dismissive
  1. adjective
    showing indifference or disregard
    “a dismissive shrug”
    “the firm is dismissive of the competitor's product”
    Synonyms:
    uninterested
    not having or showing interest
  2. adjective
    stopping to associate with
    “they took dismissive action after the third violation”
    Synonyms:
    rejective
    rejecting or tending to reject
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