disdainfully


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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.
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Adv.1.disdainfully - in a proud and domineering manner; "he treated his staff cavalierly"
2.disdainfully - without respect; in a disdainful manner; "she spoke of him contemptuously"
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Translations
باحْتِقار، بازْدِراء
opovržlivě
foragteligt
háîslega
kibirletepeden bakarak

disdainfully

[dɪsˈdeɪnfəlɪ] ADVdesdeñosamente, con desdén
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disdainfully

[dɪsˈdeɪnfʊli] adv [say, watch, look] → dédaigneusement, avec dédain
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

disdainfully

[dɪsˈdeɪnflɪ] adv (act, speak) → sdegnosamente; (look, laugh) → in modo sprezzante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
Those moans express in the first place all the aimlessness of your pain, which is so humiliating to your consciousness; the whole legal system of nature on which you spit disdainfully, of course, but from which you suffer all the same while she does not.
Disdainfully doth the buffalo glance thereat, nigh to the sand with its soul, nigher still to the thicket, nighest, however, to the swamp.
Believe me, sir, he hath been abused, grossly abused to you; I know he hath, or you, whom I know to be all goodness and honour, would not, after the many kind and tender things I have heard you say of this poor helpless child, have so disdainfully called him fellow.--Indeed, my best of friends, he deserves a kinder appellation from you, had you heard the good, the kind, the grateful things which I have heard him utter of you.
Villefort looked disdainfully at Morrel, and replied, --
'It's Maister Linton I mun spake to,' he answered, waving me disdainfully aside.
Jehan flung back his blonde and curly head, and said, half- closing his eyes disdainfully,--
He glanced disdainfully at the smooth face and careful dress of their visitor, who bore the inspection with a kindly return of contempt.
Bounderby, surveyed him fixedly from head to foot, swept disdainfully past him, and ascended the staircase.
"Of course I sha'n't peep," said Maggie, disdainfully; and she buried her face in the pillow like a person of strict honor.
But after a few days spent almost entirely out of doors she wakened one morning knowing what it was to be hungry, and when she sat down to her breakfast she did not glance disdainfully at her porridge and push it away, but took up her spoon and began to eat it and went on eating it until her bowl was empty.
Mordaunt put his hand into the hat, took out one of the three papers and disdainfully dropped it on the table without reading it.
There was something fine in keeping to himself these treasures of beauty all his life and giving them to the world disdainfully when, he and the world parting company, he had no further use for them.