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disdain

dis·dain

disdain

 
 
pronunciation:
dihs deIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disdained, disdaining, disdains
definition 1: to regard or treat with contempt; scorn.
synonyms:
contemn, scorn, spurn
antonyms:
admire, cherish
similar words:
affront, deride, despise, loathe, revile, snub
definition 2: to regard or treat as unworthy or beneath oneself.
He disdained the invitation.
synonyms:
scorn
antonyms:
appreciate
similar words:
affront, belittle, high-hat, misprize, patronize, pooh-pooh, slight, snub, spurn
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part of speech: noun
definition: an attitude or display of contempt; scorn.
A divorced woman of that time was often criticized and treated with disdain.
synonyms:
contempt, opprobrium, scorn
antonyms:
admiration, honor, respect
similar words:
arrogance, catcall, contumely, derision, disparagement, mockery
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