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 ?
Who would not give free access to distrust, Seeing disdain unveiled, and- bitter change
And the anguish of thy justice in being just to those that disdain thee?
When my lover calls I haste- Dame Disdain was never wedded
There was then neither hatred for the cardinal, nor disdain for his presence, in the disagreeable impression produced upon Pierre Gringoire.
The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims.
The king felt and appreciated the delicacy of the replies, but was only the more humiliated; he thought the queen a little too familiar in her manners, and that Anne of Austria resembled Juno a little too much, in being too proud and haughty; his chief anxiety, however, was himself, that he might remain cold and distant in his behavior, bordering lightly the limits of supreme disdain or simple admiration.
He felt offended, and without his noticing it the feeling of offense immediately turned into one of disdain which was quite uncalled for.
So I drove her into it, and through it, and across, and maundered aloud and chanted my disdain for all the books and schools.
But he didn't disdain it; I believe he cared for me, but he was a dutiful son.
Other steamers came out to look for her, and ultimately towed her away from the cold edge of the world into a harbour with docks and workshops, where, with many blows of hammers, her pulsating heart of steel was set going again to go forth presently in the renewed pride of its strength, fed on fire and water, breathing black smoke into the air, pulsating, throbbing, shouldering its arrogant way against the great rollers in blind disdain of winds and sea.
Thy Father, who is holy, wise, and pure, Suffers the hypocrite or atheous priest To tread his sacred courts, and minister About his altar, handling holy things, Praying or vowing, and voutsafed his voice To Balaam reprobate, a prophet yet Inspired: disdain not such access to me.
From the very beginning-- from the first moment, I may almost say-- of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.