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disdain | disdainful

disdain disdainful
a feeling of contempt or a lack of respect for somebody or something
  • How to Memorize
    • disdain - disrespect
  • Analysis

    If you treat somebody or something with ‘disdain’, you behave as if they/it are beneath you and unworthy of your time or attention. It has negative connotations and can cause hurt and offence when directed towards another person.

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    Synonymsdistaste, scorn, disregard,
    Antonymsadmiration, respect,
  • Example(s)
    1. In the meeting, Andrew scoffed at my idea and then told me to keep quiet. He treated me with utter disdain.

    2. Roy is quite difficult to manage. He has a disdainful attitude towards authority.

    3. Sarah clearly wasn’t happy with the present I gave her. She looked at it with disdain.