dismissive dismissive  /dɪs ˈmɪs ɪv/


  1. (adj) showing indifference or disregard
  2. (adj) stopping to associate with


  1. It was typical Jobs: quick, dismissive and at least half wrong.
  2. Nor does he get much help from critics, whose reactions to his work range mostly from dismissive to baffled.
  3. The White House was dismissive of any suggestion that he played a role.


  1. Seitz: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is the Best Comic Performer of the Year

    Selina Meyer, the vice-president of the United States, is brusque, myopic, dismissive, self-centered, easily distracted, and quickly offended, and to a degree that often causes her to miss the policy forest because she's fixated on the political trees. She is, by all accounts, an unlikable character. But the way Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... More »
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Vulture

  2. Researchers Find Gamers have Better Visual Capabilities

    Some people can be dismissive of video games, claiming that they have no redeeming value, such as improving a player's decision making skills. Researchers that study gaming's effect on people though are coming to different conclusions. Those at Duke University, after searching for college students that do not play video games, found that gamers have superior visual sensitivity. When playing a ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Overclockers Club

  3. Arts Roundup: Things That Don’t Exist In Washington Edition

    A juicy nugget from Chris Richards ' story about Hard Art : When Bob Woodward saw Lucian Perkins ' photos of D.C. punk, he seemed dismissive, saying, "This doesn't exist in Washington."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Washington City Paper


  1. "My understanding about Mr Abbott is he has been dismissive of the science that human activity causes climate change," she said in Brisbane today. "He has been in favour of a carbon pollution reduction scheme, he has been against a carbon...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: The Australian

  2. "Just because Barack Obama is black, doesn't mean he gets a pass on being held accountable on issues that matter to black people," Smiley says. "I'm not an Obama critic or a McCain critic. The term itself is dismissive and insulting."
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Tavis Smiley Source: Washington Post

  3. "Parts of the opinion by the Chief Justice imply an all-too-unyielding insistence that race cannot be a factor in instances when, in my view, it may be taken into account," Kennedy wrote. "The plurality opinion is too dismissive of the...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Washington Post

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