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Verb: disdain  dis'deyn
  1. Look down on with disdain
    "He disdains the people he has to work for";
    - contemn, despise, scorn
     
  2. Refuse with contempt
    "She disdained his advances";
    - reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, turn down
Noun: disdain  dis'deyn
  1. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    "he was held in disdain";
    - contempt, scorn, despite
     
  2. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    - condescension, patronage

Derived forms: disdained, disdaining, disdains

Type of: decline, depreciation, derogation, detest, dislike, disparagement, hate, refuse

Encyclopedia: Disdain