disdainfulness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Contempt; contemptuousness; haughty scorn.

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  • noun The state or quality of being disdainful.

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  • noun the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

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Examples

  • He was a singularly interesting-looking man, home from India on sick leave, and the maidens, and wives, and widows, of this polyglot assemblage at the Hotel were all inclined to admiration of his physical perfections, and to dissatisfaction at a certain coldness and disdainfulness of themselves, which, to use their mildest form of reproach, was "odd and unmilitary."

    The Mystery of a Turkish Bath

  • Joan turn'd, and the two women stood looking at each other; -- the one with dark wonder, the other with cold disdainfulness -- and I between them scarce lifting my eyes.

    The Splendid Spur

  • Some hinted that, for all her disdainfulness and haughty pride, she would marry Sir John if he asked her, but that he, being as brilliant a beau as she a beauty, was too fond of his pleasures and his gay town life to give them up even to a goddess who had no fortune.

    A Lady of Quality

  • Barnabe Barnes asks the lady celebrated in his sonnets, from whose 'proud disdainfulness' he suffered,

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • While coyness has the various meanings of shyness, modest reserve, bashfulness, shrinking from advances or familiarity, disdainfulness, the verb "to coy" may mean the exact opposite -- to coax, allure, entice, woo, decoy.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

  • Some hinted that for all her disdainfulness and haughty pride she would marry Sir John if he asked her, but that he being as brilliant a beau as she a beauty, he was too fond of his pleasures and his gay town life to give them up even to a goddess who had no fortune.

    A Lady of Quality

  • The lack of common sense disdainfulness is a hallmark of this man who occupies our once revered White House, even to the extent that he does not recognize other people's efforts to be good, law-abiding and self-sacrificing for the good of their fellow countrymen and women.

    The Two Malcontents

  • The lack of common sense disdainfulness is a hallmark of this man who occupies our once revered White House, even to the extent that he does not recognize other people's efforts to be good, law-abiding and self-sacrificing for the good of their fellow countrymen and women.

    The Two Malcontents

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