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I'm writing something where on character looks at another character like they're stupid. Is there an adverb or something for that? For example: When the grown man asked his friends where babies come from they looked at him 'like he was stupid'. is there a word I can use to replace that?

  • Welcome to English Language and Usage. This is pretty open to interpretation, and may include a variety of facial expressions or emotional reactions. Different cultures, and even different generations have ways of expressing disbelief. – Cascabel Jul 17 '17 at 19:26
  • I think Cascabel is correct, but all that is needed is an edit to your question to specify the culture, generation and attitude of the person. – thomj1332 Jul 17 '17 at 20:03
  • "... like he was Donald Trump." – Hot Licks Jul 17 '17 at 21:28
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..they looked at him incredulously.

Excerpted from MW:

incredulous

unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true : not credulous : skeptical

  • incredulously adverb
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They could be looking at their friend scornfully:

scorn: an expression of contempt or derision (Merriam-Webster)

They could be looking disdainfully or contemptuously. Disdain is to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneath oneself (Dictionary.com), and there's this definition of contempt from Merriam-Webster: a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval (Merriam-Webster).

Edited to add a link for that last definition, and to add:

Flabbergasted! I love that word. They could be flabbergasted: to overcome with surprise of bewilderment;astound. (Dictionary.com)

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Two suggestions:

Disdainfully

Disdain: the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect.

Condescendingly

Condescending: treating someone as if you are more important or more intelligent than them

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