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Meaning & Definition of Disdain in English

English

Disdain

/dɪsden/

noun

1. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

  • "He was held in contempt"
  • "The despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
    synonym:
  • contempt
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • despite

2. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

    synonym:
  • condescension
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • patronage

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • contemn
  • ,
  • despise
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • disdain

2. Reject with contempt

  • "She spurned his advances"
    synonym:
  • reject
  • ,
  • spurn
  • ,
  • freeze off
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • pooh-pooh
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • turn down