Gary gave his roommate Jack a scornful look when he was caught once again for drinking straight out of the milk carton.
The definition of scornful is a feeling, attitude or expression of contempt or of looking down on someone.
An example of something that would be described as scornful is a mocking expression or a phrase making fun of someone.
filled with or showing scorn or contempt
- But he drove them back with scornful words.
- The book is remembered solely through Goethe's scornful attack on its want of taste; its immediate effect was to produce Bahrdt's expulsion from Giessen.
- One of the publishers to whom Johnson applied for employment measured with a scornful eye that athletic though uncouth frame, and exclaimed, "You had better get a porter's knot and carry trunks."
- With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees.
- He is often outrageously unjust in the substance of what he says, and in manner harsh to cynicism, scornful to gruesomeness; but in no battle that he fought was he ever actuated by selfish interests.