What does disdain mean?

Definitions for disdain
dɪsˈdeɪn, dɪˈsteɪndis·dain

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disdain.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disdain

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disdain in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disdain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of disdain in a Sentence

  1. Albert Schweitzer:

    The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.

  2. Emmet Sullivan:

    I am not hiding my disgust, my disdain for your criminal offense.

  3. Cometan:

    Pity the minds hat disdain opposition for opposition is the driving force of philosophy.

  4. Bharavi:

    Those who wish well towards their friends disdain to please them with words which are not true.

  5. Brian Schatz:

    I sense a certain disdain for diplomacy in Mike Pompeo that I believe disqualifies him from being our next senior diplomat.

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Translations for disdain

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  • ازدراءArabic
  • 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
  • בוזHebrew
  • तिरस्कारHindi
  • քամահրել, գոռոզություն, արհամարհել, քամահրանք, արհամարհանքArmenian
  • sdegno, spregiare, disprezzo, disdegno, sdegnare, sprezzareItalian
  • 見くびる, 侮る, 侮蔑, 軽蔑, 蔑視Japanese
  • whakatoaMāori
  • 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
  • அலட்சியம்Tamil
  • 不屑Chinese

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