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I'm looking for a word that describes a person who is extremely dismissive and unopen to ideas or comments.

Dismissive

feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration


For example,

Tom: 'Get your table organised! It's so-'

Jack: 'Shush, bring your comments somewhere else.'

  • "Arrogant" (feeling superiority toward others) or "cocksure" (too sure, overconfident) are possibilities. – Graffito Sep 29 '15 at 21:43
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I think narrow-minded may fit your context:

  • lacking tolerance, breadth of view,
  • having a biased or illiberal viewpoint; bigoted, intolerant, or prejudiced

The Free Dictionary

  • Yep. another good word similar to that one is "myopic" en.wiktionary.org/wiki/myopic – shaunxer Sep 29 '15 at 20:10
  • A bit of your own words explaining why you think this would improve this answer. Just citing a dictionary isn’t all that useful. – tchrist Oct 3 '15 at 15:07
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I’d suggest close-minded, which is similar to narrow-minded but has more of the flavor of stubbornness. You might also consider inflexible and even pigheaded.

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Naysayer or resister: Someone with an aggressively negative attitude. -- WordWeb

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I believe condescending is the correct word.

  • Why do you feel that way? Please use your own words to explain. – tchrist Oct 3 '15 at 15:04
  • I use condescending because in the example used, Jack's attempt at answering the question was brushed aside in a condescending manner. His answer was not required, it was dismissed out of hand in a way that demonstrates Tom's feeling of superiority. – Jaimsy Oct 11 '15 at 19:22
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In the context of the example you have given, I would suggest flippant.

  • Why would you suggest that? Please use your own words to supply a supporting argument. One-word answers that merely cite dictionaries or have no supporting text are not answers at all. – tchrist Oct 3 '15 at 15:05

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