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disdainful

(adjective) Expressing extreme contempt.

Synonyms: contemptuous, insulting, scornful

Usage: She cast one disdainful look at Moody, without troubling herself to express her contempt in words.
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disdain (v.)
late 14c., from Old French desdeignier "disdain, scorn, refuse, repudiate," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + deignier "treat as worthy".
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Disdainful means scornful and arrogant. To be disdainful is to act mean and superior.
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If you're acting haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, or swaggering, you're acting disdainful. The great Michael Jordan was known to be disdainful of his opponents — and even teammates who couldn't keep up with him. Arrogant people with their nose in the air are disdainful. This can also have an even harsher sense, meaning contemptuous. Either way, that person who gave you the disdainful look doesn’t like you (or at least something you did) very much.

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Trump seems indifferent to, and at times disdainful of, this deeply rooted global commitment.



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disdainful
Definition: (adjective) Expressing extreme contempt.
Synonyms: contemptuous, insulting, scornful
Usage: She cast one disdainful look at Moody, without troubling herself to express her contempt in words.
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Hateful.
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Related to disdainful: didactic, disdainfully
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

disdainful (dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl)
adj
showing or feeling disdain
disˈdainfully adv
disˈdainfulness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Adj. 1. disdainful - expressing extreme contempt
contemptuous, insulting, scornful
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
haughty, imperious, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, lordly, overbearing
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"
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Mrs. X is highly disdainful of all her neighbors, but if anyone criticizes her, her mask of being a kindly grandmother falls off with a thud, and she responds in an angry and even vulgar manner.
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