disdainful


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dis·dain·ful

 (dĭs-dān′fəl)
adj.
Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous. See Synonyms at arrogant.

dis·dain′ful·ly adv.
dis·dain′ful·ness n.

disdainful

(dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl)
adj
showing or feeling disdain
disˈdainfully adv
disˈdainfulness n

dis•dain•ful

(dɪsˈdeɪn fəl, dɪˈsteɪn-)

adj.
full of or showing disdain; scornful.
[1535–45]
dis•dain′ful•ly, adv.
dis•dain′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disdainful - expressing extreme contempt
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
2.disdainful - having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

disdainful

adjective contemptuous, scornful, arrogant, superior, proud, sneering, aloof, haughty, derisive, supercilious, high and mighty (informal), hoity-toity (informal), turning up your nose (at), on your high horse (informal), looking down your nose (at) He gave us a disdainful glance and moved on.

disdainful

adjective
Showing scorn and disrespect toward (someone or something):
Translations
مُزْدَرٍ، مُحْتَقِر
opovržlivý
foragtelig
lítilsvirîandi; fyrirlitlegur
kibirliküçümseyen

disdainful

[dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl] ADJ [look, expression, attitude] → desdeñoso, de desdén
to be disdainful of sthdesdeñar or despreciar algo, mostrar desdén or desprecio hacia algo
to be disdainful towards or of sbdesdeñar or despreciar a algn, mostrar desdén or desprecio hacia algn

disdainful

[dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl] adj (= scornful, contemptuous) [person] → dédaigneux/euse; [look, glance, expression] → dédaigneux/euse
to be disdainful of sb/sth → dédaigner qn/qch

disdainful

adj, disdainfully
advherablassend; lookverächtlich

disdainful

[dɪsˈdeɪnful] adj (person, tone) → sdegnoso/a; (look, laugh) → sprezzante

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 ?
And Jo gave a disdainful shrug as the rest laughed at Laurie's matter-of-fact tone.
As he glanced at me, his face dimpled with a seizure of irrelevant merriment, and he shot up the windmill tower with a lightness that struck me as disdainful.
On the contrary, Heyward thought the manner of the young Mohican was disdainful, if not a little fierce, and that he suppressed passions that were ready to explode, as much in compliment to the listeners, as from the deference he usually paid to his white associate.
Had a roar of laughter burst from the multitude -- each man, each woman, each little shrill-voiced child, contributing their individual parts -- Hester Prynne might have repaid them all with a bitter and disdainful smile.
It was not only that there was something akin to association and intimacy in drinking next, but there was the fearful joy of meeting her in transit and receiving a cold and disdainful look from her wonderful eyes.
He put the question rather hurriedly; he seemed half to expect an indignant, or at least a disdainful rejection of the offer: not knowing all my thoughts and feelings, though guessing some, he could not tell in what light the lot would appear to me.
Lecount turned her back on him in disdainful silence.
If he needed a King and Queen to restore him, he was fortunate in having his remedy at hand; for, soon the large-faced King and the fair-faced Queen came in their golden coach, attended by the shining Bull's Eye of their Court, a glittering multitude of laughing ladies and fine lords; and in jewels and silks and powder and splendour and elegantly spurning figures and handsomely disdainful faces of both sexes, the mender of roads bathed himself, so much to his temporary intoxication, that he cried Long live the King, Long live the Queen, Long live everybody and everything
On my return to Norwood, after the period of absence occasioned by my brother's marriage,' pursued Miss Murdstone in a disdainful voice, 'and on the return of Miss Spenlow from her visit to her friend Miss Mills, I imagined that the manner of Miss Spenlow gave me greater occasion for suspicion than before.
Th' undaunted Fiend what this might be admir'd, Admir'd, not fear'd; God and his Son except, Created thing naught vallu'd he nor shun'd; And with disdainful look thus first began.
She suspected Agatha in particular, and treated her with disdainful curtness in such intercourse as they had--it was fortunately little.
Cousin Tabitha was disdainful afterwards in conversation--