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Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous. See Synonyms at arrogant.

dis·dain′ful·ly adv.
dis·dain′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.disdainfulness - the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
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For a person in Frey's position to carte blanche dismiss the concerns of his neighbors demonstrates his disdainfulness, and yet, he wonders why lawsuits are being threatened.