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Definitions of disdain

  1. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being despised; shame. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To think unworthy: to reject as unworthy or unsuitable: to scorn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To scorn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To regard with proud indifference; despise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To consider to be unworthy of one either to do or to regard; to scorn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To deem worthless; to consider to be inworthy of notice, &c.; to scorn; to contemn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Contempt; haughty or indignant Discus Thrower scorn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A feeling of scorn or aversion: haughtiness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Scorn; haughtiness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Proud contempt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Scorn of a person or a thing, as regarded beneath one or beneath what one honours; contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Contempt; scorn; detestation of what is mean and dishonourable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for disdain

  1. But I, Master, I, a poor king, who pray to you, do you disdain to make me whole also, and to save me as you would have saved him? – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  2. Did not the cook of a certain college disdain to enter his son at the college for which he cooked, and send him to Christ Church? – Oxford by Frederick Douglas How
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