American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To regard or treat with haughty contempt; despise. See Synonyms at despise.
- v. To consider or reject as beneath oneself.
- n. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To think unworthy or worthless; reject as unworthy of notice or of one's own character; look upon with contempt and aversion; contemn; despise: as, to disdain a mean action.
- To fill with scorn or contempt.
- Synonyms Despise, etc. (See scorn), scout, spurn. See comparison of nouns under arrogance.
- To be filled with scorn or contempt.
- n. A feeling of contempt mingled with aversion; contempt; scorn.
- n. The state of being despised; the state of feeling one′ s self disgraced; ignominy; disgrace.
- n. That which is worthy of disdain.
- n. Synonyms pride, Presumption, etc. (see arrogance), scornfulness, contemptuousness.See scorn, v.
- n. uncountable A feeling of contempt or scorn.
- v. transitive To regard (someone or something) with strong contempt.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To be indignant or offended.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
- n. obsolete That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.
- n. obsolete The state of being despised; shame.
- v. To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming.
- v. 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.
- v. To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.
- n. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
- v. reject with contempt
- n. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
- v. look down on with disdain
- From Old French desdeignier (modern French dédaigner). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English disdeinen, from Old French desdeignier, from Vulgar Latin *disdignāre, from Latin dēdignārī : dē-, de- + dignārī, to deem worthy (from dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“This disdain is a central part of their political philosophy and it is one of the key reasons you can legitimately characterize this administration as pseudo-fascist.”
“The rhetoric of prejudicial disdain is meted out, on the one hand against the “hoity-toity”, and on the other against the “hoi poloi” -- against the “snob” with complex tastes and the “pleb” with simple tastes.”
“We're on that narrow road and must expect disdain from the world, they dont know any better.”
“The whole story was made complete with Kristin's interpretation of the glare and disdain from the photo in the magazine.”
“Having to select from a group of people you generally disdain is not exactly a prescription for a happy democracy.”
“That the Chinese would treat POTUS 'entourage with such disdain is significant.”
“One of the distinguishing attributes of the DPVA and many of its local committees is a certain disdain for the grassroots; the lack of a welcome mat; the insular attitude.”
“Science Fiction needs a minimal amount of disdain from the outside, "mainstream" world to hold true to its own traditions and maintain it's strong sense of self.”
“Humbert has the same sort of reaction, although his disdain is born from a sneering contempt for women who cannot see past his charm to the monster who lies beneath.”
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