Definitions for disdaindɪsˈdeɪn, dɪˈsteɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•dain*dɪsˈdeɪn, dɪˈsteɪn(v.t.)

  1. to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.

  2. to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.:

    to disdain replying to an insult.

  3. (n.)a feeling of contempt for anything regarded as unworthy; haughty contempt; scorn.

* Syn: See contempt.

Origin of disdain:

1300–50; ME < AF de(s)deigner

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. condescension, disdain, patronage(verb)

    a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

  3. 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"

  4. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

Wiktionary

  1. disdain(Noun)

    A feeling of contempt or scorn.

    The cat viewed the cheap supermarket catfood with disdain and stalked away.

  2. disdain(Verb)

    To regard (someone or something) with strong contempt.

  3. disdain(Verb)

    To be indignant or offended.

  4. Origin: From desdeignier (modern French dédaigner).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disdain(verb)

    a feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn

  2. Disdain(verb)

    that which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion

  3. Disdain(verb)

    the state of being despised; shame

  4. Disdain(verb)

    to think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act

  5. Disdain(verb)

    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

  6. Disdain(verb)

    to be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty


Translations for disdain

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

disdain(verb)

to be too proud (to do something).

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