Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous. synonym: arrogant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of or expressing disdain; contemptuous; scornful; haughty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective expressing extreme contempt
  • adjective having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Etymologies

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From disdain + -ful.

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