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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A complete lack of respect that you show for someone or something because you think they are not important or good enough. Perceive with contempt.

Usage examples (35)
  • He held the typewriter in disdain having been accustomed to pen and paper.
  • Regardless, Carville & his disdain is about to be out of a job .... woody
  • Also his body language is steeped in disdain for her.
  • That the Chinese would treat POTUS 'entourage with such disdain is significant. for more
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