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 ?
It beats and throbs like a pulsating heart within her iron ribs, and when it stops, the steamer, whose life is not so much a contest as the disdainful ignoring of the sea, sickens and dies upon the waves.
There remained in the banker's house only Danglars, closeted in his study, and making his statement to the officer of gendarmes; Madame Danglars, terrified, in the boudoir with which we are acquainted; and Eugenie, who with haughty air and disdainful lip had retired to her room with her inseparable companion, Mademoiselle Louise d'Armilly.
As his looks were full of prodigious wisdom and sagacity when he gave his sister this information, it is probable he expected much applause from her for what he had done; but how was he disappointed when, with a most disdainful aspect, she cried, "Sure, brother, you are the weakest of all men.
cried Anne, with that disdainful curl of the lips peculiar to her, "I believe that you are yourself interrogating.
Lady Arabella looked more than ever disdainful and was passing on; the mongoose jumped at her in a furious attack.
Prince Andrew was struck by the extraordinarily disdainful composure with which Speranski answered the old man.
At the manner in which Felton laid the book upon the little table near which Milady was sitting, at the tone in which he pronounced the two words, YOUR MASS, at the disdainful smile with which he accompanied them, Milady raised her head, and looked more attentively at the officer.
He was dressed in black velvet with jet trimmings; a white collar, as plain as that of the severest Puritan, set off the whiteness of his youthful neck; a small dark-colored mustache scarcely covered his curled, disdainful lip.
He is a gentleman of strict conscience, disdainful of all littleness and meanness and ready on the shortest notice to die any death you may please to mention rather than give occasion for the least impeachment of his integrity.
Whenever there was any question of money, Leonard Upjohn assumed a slightly disdainful expression.
Boxtel, with a disdainful smile, shrugged his shoulders.
She cast one disdainful look at Moody, without troubling herself to express her contempt in words.