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Definitions for disdainful
dɪsˈdeɪn fəl, dɪˈsteɪn-dis·dain·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornfuladjective

    expressing extreme contempt

  2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggeringadjective

    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

Wiktionary

  1. disdainfuladjective

    Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy.

  2. Etymology: From disdain + -ful.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disdainfuladjective

    Contemptuous; haughtily scornful; indignant.

    Etymology: disdain and full.

    There will come a time when three words, uttered with charity and meekness, shall receive a far more blessed reward than three thousand volumes, written with disdainful sharpness of wit. Richard Hooker, Preface.

    The queen is obstinate,
    Stubborn to justice, apt t’ accuse it,
    Disdainful to be tried by’t. William Shakespeare.

    Seek through this grove;
    A sweet Athenian lady is in love
    With a disdainful youth: anoint his eyes;
    But do it when the next thing he espies
    Shall be the lady. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    But those I can accuse, I can forgive:
    By my disdainful silence let them live. Dryden.

    The disdainful soul came rushing through the wound. Dry.

Wikipedia

  1. disdainful

    Contempt is a pattern of attitudes and behaviour, often towards an individual or a group, but sometimes towards an ideology, which has the characteristics of disgust and anger.The word originated in 1393 in Old French contempt, contemps, from the Latin word contemptus meaning "scorn". It is the past participle of contemnere and from con- intensive prefix + temnere "to slight, scorn". Contemptuous appeared in 1529.It is classified among Paul Ekman's seven basic emotions of contempt, anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise. Robert C. Solomon places contempt on the same continuum as resentment and anger, and he argues that the differences between the three are that resentment is anger directed towards a higher-status individual; anger is directed towards an equal-status individual; and contempt is anger directed towards a lower-status individual.

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  1. disdainful

    Disdainful refers to the state or attitude of expressing contempt, scorn, or derision towards someone or something. It implies a sense of superiority, disrespect, or lack of regard for the individual or object in question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disdainfuladjective

    full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disdainful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disdainful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of disdainful in a Sentence

  1. President Bush:

    We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can do not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But there is disdainful pluralism in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols. They are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them.

  2. Berenson:

    The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.

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