dismissive collocations and examples

 UK /dɪsˈmɪsɪv/

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refusing to consider something as important


Adverbs frequently used with dismissive
rather: quite, rather, somewhatGeser is rather dismissive of museums’ attempts to foster e-learning.very: so, veryThere was no mention of his colleagues except in very dismissive terms.to the same degree: equallyShe is equally dismissive of modern ballet.
Nouns frequently used with dismissive
what someone says or feels: attitude, comment, remark, responseI have been pretty disgusted at the dismissive attitude of most of the doctors I have encountered.hand movement: gesture, waveHe did not look up from his papers but made a dismissive gesture with his hand.
 
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