contempt, disdain, scorn, despite(noun)
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
"he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
condescension, disdain, patronage(verb)
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
contemn, despise, scorn, disdain(verb)
look down on with disdain
"He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)
reject with contempt
"She spurned his advances"
A feeling of contempt or scorn.
The cat viewed the cheap supermarket catfood with disdain and stalked away.
To regard (someone or something) with strong contempt.
To be indignant or offended.
Origin: From desdeignier (modern French dédaigner).
a feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn
that which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion
the state of being despised; shame
to think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act
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
to be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-dān′, v.t. to think unworthy: to reject as unsuitable: to scorn.—n. a feeling of scorn or aversion: haughtiness.—adjs. Disdained′ (Shak.), disdainful; Disdain′ful.—adv. Disdain′fully.—n. Disdain′fulness. [O. Fr. desdaigner—L. dedignāri, de, dis, neg., and dignus, worthy.]
The numerical value of disdain in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of disdain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Media disdain is a badge of honor for Trump and his supporters, so this latest bout of criticism from the press won't hurt him.
Whereas Chinese-brand car and SUV offerings were once looked upon with disdain or rejected outright, they're now increasingly accepted.
There is a particular disdain with which Siamese cats regard you. Anyone who has walked in on the Queen cleaning her teeth will be familiar with the feeling.
The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.
The wise determine from the gravity of the case the irritable, from sensibility to oppression the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.
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Translations for disdain
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- презрение, презирам, пренебрежениеBulgarian
- despekt, pohrdání, opovrženíCzech
- foragt, despektDanish
- verschmähen, Missachtung, Geringschätzung, Verachtung, verachtenGerman
- despreciar, desdén, desdeñar, desprecioSpanish
- halveksunta, halveksua, väheksyntäFinnish
- dédain, mépris, mépriser, dédaignerFrench
- tàire, dìmeasScottish Gaelic
- քամահրել, գոռոզություն, արհամարհել, քամահրանք, արհամարհանքArmenian
- sdegno, spregiare, disprezzo, disdegno, sdegnare, sprezzareItalian
- 見くびる, 侮る, 侮蔑, 軽蔑, 蔑視Japanese
- ongenoegen, minachten, verachting, versmadenDutch
- foraktNorwegian Nynorsk
- forakt, forakteNorwegian
- pogarda, gardzićPolish
- desdém, desdenhar, desprezo, desprezarPortuguese
- desconsiderare, disprețRomanian
- презреть, презрение, пренебрежение, презиратьRussian
- prezir, prijezir, пријезир, презирSerbo-Croatian
- förakt, föraktaSwedish
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