disdain (Meaning)

Wordnet

disdain (n)

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Wordnet

disdain (v)

look down on with disdain

reject with contempt

Webster

disdain (v. t.)

A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.

That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.

The state of being despised; shame.

To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.

To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc.

Webster

disdain (v. i.)

To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.

disdain Sentence Examples

  1. The queen regarded her subjects with utter disdain, considering them unworthy of her attention.
  2. The student showed disdain for the teacher's lecture, refusing to take notes or pay attention.
  3. The critic spoke of the movie with disdain, calling it a waste of time and money.
  4. The politician treated his opponents with disdain, dismissing their opinions as unimportant.
  5. The artist viewed the commercial work with disdain, considering it beneath his talent.
  6. The athlete looked upon his competitors with disdain, confident in his own abilities.
  7. The doctor regarded the patient's lifestyle with disdain, warning of its consequences.
  8. The parent spoke of the child's behavior with disdain, expressing disappointment and disapproval.
  9. The CEO displayed disdain for the company's competitors, refusing to acknowledge their achievements.
  10. The homeowner showed disdain for the neighbor's noisy party, complaining to the authorities.

FAQs About the word disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike, a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient, look down on with disd

contempt, hatred, despite, hostility, malice,disgust, hatefulness, contemptuousness, scorn, distaste

regard, estimation, tolerance, acceptance, tolerance, esteem, admiration, acceptance, admiration, esteem

The queen regarded her subjects with utter disdain, considering them unworthy of her attention.

The student showed disdain for the teacher's lecture, refusing to take notes or pay attention.

The critic spoke of the movie with disdain, calling it a waste of time and money.

The politician treated his opponents with disdain, dismissing their opinions as unimportant.