What is the noun for dismissive?
dismissiveness?
dismissivity?
dismission?
dismittletude?
He was dismissive. He treated the problem with dismissividity.
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What is the noun for dismissive? dismissiveness? dismissivity? dismission? dismittletude? He was dismissive. He treated the problem with dismissividity.

"Disdain".. But without checking any references at all, I'd guess that "dismissiveness" would win in a general survey.

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On 08 Jan 2010, mm wrote

What is the noun for dismissive? dismissiveness? dismissivity? dismission? dismittletude? He was dismissive. He treated the problem with dismissividity.

"Disdain"..

Not the same meaning.
But without checking any references at all, I'd guess that "dismissiveness" would win in a general survey.

My first choice too, but my spell checker didn't like it.
Posters should say where they live, and for which area they are asking questions. I was born and then lived in Western Pa. 10 years
Indianapolis 7 years
Chicago 6 years
Brooklyn, NY 12 years
Baltimore 26 years