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, despitenoun

    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, patronageverb

    a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

  3. contemn, despise, scorn, disdainverb

    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 downverb

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

Wiktionary

  1. disdainnoun

    A feeling of contempt or scorn.

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

    Etymology: From desdeignier (modern French dédaigner).

  2. disdainverb

    To regard (someone or something) with strong contempt.

    Etymology: From desdeignier (modern French dédaigner).

  3. disdainverb

    To be indignant or offended.

    Etymology: From desdeignier (modern French dédaigner).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disdainverb

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

  2. Disdainverb

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

  3. Disdainverb

    the state of being despised; shame

  4. Disdainverb

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

  5. Disdainverb

    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. Disdainverb

    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. Michael Chertoff:

    Much of the story of this last administration and the next couple of months is a disdain for the workings of government, it's almost as if it's a determination that they want to wreck government and make it as hard as possible for government to do its job. The problem is that leaves a lot of people dead, as we've seen with the virus.

  2. Bharavi:

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

  3. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein:

    The application of overly broad and vague criminal charges, coupled with a disdain for the rights of the accused to due process and a fair trial have in these cases led to a grave injustice.

  4. Henry Clay:

    All legislation, all government, all society is founded upon the principle of mutual concession, politeness, comity, courtesy upon these everything is based...Let him who elevates himself above humanity, above its weaknesses, its infirmities, its wants, its necessities, say, if he pleases, I will never compromise but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromises.

  5. Brad Adams:

    The military's actions show utter disdain for the democratic elections held in November and the right of Myanmar's people to choose their own government, we urge concerned governments to speak out forcefully against the military's actions and consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.

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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
  • ดูถูกThai
  • 不屑Chinese

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    the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    • A. transition
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