disdain


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dis·dain

 (dĭs-dān′)
tr.v. dis·dained, dis·dain·ing, dis·dains
1. To regard or treat with haughty contempt: critics who disdained the writer as a hack. See Synonyms at despise.
2. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself: disdained receiving an award from the organization; disdained to attend the ceremony.
n.
A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.

[Middle English disdeinen, from Old French desdeignier, from Vulgar Latin *disdignāre, from Latin dēdignārī : dē-, de- + dignārī, to deem worthy (from dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots).]

disdain

(dɪsˈdeɪn)
n
a feeling or show of superiority and dislike; contempt; scorn
vb
(tr; may take an infinitive) to refuse or reject with disdain
[C13 dedeyne, from Old French desdeign, from desdeigner to reject as unworthy, from Latin dēdignārī; see dis-1, deign]

dis•dain

(dɪsˈdeɪn, dɪˈsteɪn)

v.t.
1. to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
2. to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.: to disdain replying to an insult.
n.
3. a feeling of contempt for anything regarded as unworthy; haughty contempt; scorn.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French de(s)deigner]
syn: See contempt.

disdain


Past participle: disdained
Gerund: disdaining

Imperative
disdain
disdain
Present
I disdain
you disdain
he/she/it disdains
we disdain
you disdain
they disdain
Preterite
I disdained
you disdained
he/she/it disdained
we disdained
you disdained
they disdained
Present Continuous
I am disdaining
you are disdaining
he/she/it is disdaining
we are disdaining
you are disdaining
they are disdaining
Present Perfect
I have disdained
you have disdained
he/she/it has disdained
we have disdained
you have disdained
they have disdained
Past Continuous
I was disdaining
you were disdaining
he/she/it was disdaining
we were disdaining
you were disdaining
they were disdaining
Past Perfect
I had disdained
you had disdained
he/she/it had disdained
we had disdained
you had disdained
they had disdained
Future
I will disdain
you will disdain
he/she/it will disdain
we will disdain
you will disdain
they will disdain
Future Perfect
I will have disdained
you will have disdained
he/she/it will have disdained
we will have disdained
you will have disdained
they will have disdained
Future Continuous
I will be disdaining
you will be disdaining
he/she/it will be disdaining
we will be disdaining
you will be disdaining
they will be disdaining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disdaining
you have been disdaining
he/she/it has been disdaining
we have been disdaining
you have been disdaining
they have been disdaining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disdaining
you will have been disdaining
he/she/it will have been disdaining
we will have been disdaining
you will have been disdaining
they will have been disdaining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disdaining
you had been disdaining
he/she/it had been disdaining
we had been disdaining
you had been disdaining
they had been disdaining
Conditional
I would disdain
you would disdain
he/she/it would disdain
we would disdain
you would disdain
they would disdain
Past Conditional
I would have disdained
you would have disdained
he/she/it would have disdained
we would have disdained
you would have disdained
they would have disdained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disdain - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislikedisdain - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
2.disdain - a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
Verb1.disdain - 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"
detest, hate - dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"
look down on - regard with contempt; "the new neighbor looks down on us because our house is very modest"
2.disdain - reject with contemptdisdain - reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
rebuff, snub, repel - reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
pass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
turn down, turn away, refuse, reject - refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

disdain

verb
1. scorn, reject, despise, slight, disregard, spurn, undervalue, deride, look down on, belittle, sneer at, pooh-pooh, contemn, look down your nose at (informal), misprize a political leader who disdained the compromises of politics
Quotations
"A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring" [William Congreve The Way of the World]

disdain

verb
To regard with utter contempt and disdain:
noun
The feeling of despising:
Translations
إزْدِراء، إحْتِقاريَتَرَفَّع، يَأْبىيَزْدَري، يَحْتَقِر
nesnížit seopovrhovatpohrdání
foragtringeagtedespektfinde under sin værdighed
halveksuahalveksuntaväheksyntä
méltóságán alulinak tartja
álíta fyrir neîan sína virîingulítilsvirîalítilsvirîing
iš aukštoniekinamasžiūrėti iš aukštožiūrėti su panieka
nicinājumsnicināšananicinātturēt zem sava goda
neznížiť sa
förakta
aşağı görmekhor görmeküçük görmekküçümsemetenezzül etmemek

disdain

[dɪsˈdeɪn]
A. Ndesdén m, desprecio m
B. VT to disdain sthdesdeñar or despreciar algo
to disdain to do sthno dignarse (a) hacer algo

disdain

[dɪsˈdeɪn]
n (= scorn) → dédain m
with disdain → avec dédain
disdain for sb/sth → dédain pour qn/qch
vt (= scorn) [+ person] → dédaigner, mépriser; [+ situation, thing] → dédaigner, mépriser
to disdain to do sth → ne pas daigner faire qch

disdain

vt sbverachten; sth alsoverschmähen; he disdained to notice themer hielt es für unter seiner Würde, ihnen Beachtung zu schenken
nVerachtung f; with disdainverächtlich

disdain

[dɪsˈdeɪn]
1. ndisdegno
2. vtsdegnare
to disdain to do sth → disdegnare di fare qc

disdain

(disˈdein) noun
scorn or pride. a look of disdain.
verb
1. to be too proud (to do something).
2. to look down on (something). She disdains our company.
disˈdainful adjective
disˈdainfully adverb
References in classic literature ?
For a single instant his searching and yet wary glance met the wondering look of the other, and then changing its direction, partly in cunning, and partly in disdain, it remained fixed, as if penetrating the distant air.
And therefore, let not the knights of that honorable company (none of whom, I venture to say, have ever had to do with a whale like their great patron), let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain, since even in our woollen frocks and tarred trowsers we are much better entitled to st.
What it was, no one knew; but Legree's face became perfectly demoniacal in its expression, as she spoke; he half raised his hand, as if to strike,--a gesture which she regarded with fierce disdain, as she turned and walked away.
His heart was heavy, and he said with a disdain which he did not feel that it wasn't anything to spit like Tom Sawyer; but another boy said, "Sour grapes
The last clattering foot had echoed through the hall, Seesaw's backward glance of penitence had been met and answered defiantly by one of cold disdain.
As to connexion, there Emma was perfectly easy; persuaded, that after all his own vaunted claims and disdain of Harriet, he had done nothing.
It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well.
You can trifle with your breakfast and seem to disdain your dinner if you are full to the brim with roasted eggs and potatoes and richly frothed new milk and oatcakes and buns and heather honey and clotted cream.
We had parted angrily on the last occasion; and there was an air of disdain about her, which she took no pains to conceal.
asked Estella of myself, with the greatest disdain.
yet not for those Nor what the Potent Victor in his rage Can else inflict do I repent or change, Though chang'd in outward lustre; that fixt mind And high disdain, from sence of injur'd merit, That with the mightiest rais'd me to contend, And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of Spirits arm'd That durst dislike his reign, and me preferring, His utmost power with adverse power oppos'd In dubious Battel on the Plains of Heav'n, And shook his throne.
My master,'' answered Baldwin, ``knows how to requite scorn with scorn, and blows with blows, as well as courtesy with courtesy, Since you disdain to accept from him any share of the ransom at which you have rated the arms of the other knights, I must leave his armour and his horse here, being well assured that he will never deign to mount the one nor wear the other.