Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disdain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disdainful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disdainful.

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Examples

  • Fordham was bewildered why he was included in a list of broadcasters Hadley "disdained" in a weekend interview, especially as Fordham is an A Current Affair journalist and not a fulltime radio host.

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  • Fordham was bewildered why he was included in a list of broadcasters Hadley "disdained" in a weekend interview with The Sunday Telegraph, especially as Fordham is an A Current Affair journalist and not a fulltime radio host.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Women over 40 had been "disdained" by Hollywood boardrooms in the past, she said.

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  • We had forced upon ourselves the very normalcy we disdained so often in the lives of others and deftly avoided in our own.

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  • I never told you I disdained your observations, only that they seemed premature.

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  • In particular, "Chocolate Wars" follows the history of the British Cadbury chocolate company, owned by a couple of extraordinarily decent and virtuous Quaker brothers, George and Richard Cadbury, who disdained the callous and ruthless business practices of many of their Victorian rivals, put the welfare of their workers first and developed a series of marvelous chocolate products as well.

    Deborah Cadbury's "The Chocolate Wars," reviewed by Carolyn See

  • Funny thing, when he was writing The Price of Loyalty, Ron Suskind had no problem seeing and reporting that Bush and his gang not only lacked those qualities, habits, and methods but openly disdained them.

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  • Which is ironic, as Rorschach would no doubt have disdained Camus as a “liberal intellectual.”

    The Moral Exemplars of Watchmen | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • In the late 1960s and 1970s he took on work that other law firms disdained—shareholder proxy fights and, later, hostile takeovers of publicly traded companies.

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  • Einstein was raised in a secular German Jewish household, and (except for a brief fling with religious fervor as a child) he disdained religious faith and rituals.

    How Einstein Divided America's Jews

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