Disdain - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient (syn: condescension, patronage)
- reject with contempt (syn: pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down)
He regarded their proposal with disdain.
I have a healthy disdain for companies that mistreat their workers.
They disdained him for being weak.
She disdained to answer their questions.
I disdain your sneer.
She watched me with disdain.
Childcare was seen as women's work, and men disdained it.
No one is better than Didion at using flatness of affect and formality of diction to convey seething anger and disdain.
He rejected their offer with a tone of haughty disdain.
He regarded his neighbors with lordly disdain.
present participle: disdaining
past tense: disdained
past participle: disdained
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