To regard (someone or something) with strong contempt.
The cat viewed the cheap supermarket catfood with disdain and stalked away.
To be indignant or offended.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Haughtiness thinks highly of itself and poorly of others. Arrogance claims much for itself and concedes little to others. Pride is an absorbing sense of one's own greatness; haughtiness feels one's own superiority to others; disdain sees contemptuously the inferiority of others to oneself. Presumption claims place or privilege above one's right; pride deems nothing too high. Insolence is open and rude expression of contempt and hostility, generally from an inferior to a superior, as from a servant to a master or mistress. In the presence of superiors overweening pride manifests itself in presumption or insolence; in the presence of inferiors, or those supposed to be inferior, pride manifests itself by arrogance, disdain, haughtiness, superciliousness, or in either case often by cold reserve. (See RESERVE under MODESTY.) Pride is too self-satisfied to care for praise; vanity intensely craves admiration and applause. Superciliousness, as if by the uplifted eyebrow, as its etymology suggests (Latin supercilium, eyebrow, from super, over and cilium, eyelid), silently manifests mingled haughtiness and disdain. Assumption quietly takes for granted superiority and privilege which others would be slow to concede. Conceit and vanity are associated with weakness, pride with strength. Conceit may be founded upon nothing; pride is founded upon something that one is, or has, or has done; vanity, too, is commonly founded on something real, tho far slighter than would afford foundation for pride. Vanity is eager for admiration and praise, is elated if they are rendered, and pained if they are withheld, and seeks them; pride could never solicit admiration or praise. Conceit is somewhat stronger than self-conceit. Self-conceit is ridiculous; conceit is offensive. Self-respect is a thoroughly worthy feeling; self-esteem is a more generous estimate of one's own character and abilities than the rest of the world are ready to allow. Vainglory is more pompous and boastful than vanity. Compare EGOTISM; OSTENTATION.
arrogance, assumption, conceit, haughtiness, insolence, ostentation, presumption, pride, reserve, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-exaltation, self-respect, superciliousness, vainglory, vanity
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contempt, disdain, scorn, despitenoun
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
"he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
condescension, disdain, patronageverb
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
contemn, despise, scorn, disdainverb
look down on with disdain
"He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downverb
reject with contempt
"She spurned his advances"
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How to use disdain in a sentence?
The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.
They believe that people who want to live by their faith are backwater people, hillary and her team hold evangelicals in disdain.
The best [man] is like water.Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them.It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain.This is why it is so near to Tao.
One can realize a reality The world media play and picture as an open market of press and speech that a majority enjoys the open markets, where one finds the cheapest, but low-quality materials, which no one bothers. Conversely, the specialty shops that decorate and sell expensive and quality materials; a few ones visit that since both factors logically depend on one's capacity and power of perches. Similarly, each field defines and holds such stage and level in the sense of competency, whether financial, qualification, vision, or ability to approach the point. In this prospect; indeed, one experiences, in the literature of all forms and categories that, the mass of minds reads low and senseless writings; whereas, neglect and disdain the academic and visionary writing and subject. The distinction that describes and shows the natural human history, which never prevails skill and wisdom that becomes authentic, quotable, and worthy quotation for all the times.
The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.
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- презрение, презирам, пренебрежениеBulgarian
- despekt, pohrdání, opovrženíCzech
- foragt, despektDanish
- verschmähen, Missachtung, Geringschätzung, Verachtung, verachtenGerman
- despreciar, desdén, desdeñar, desprecioSpanish
- halveksunta, halveksua, väheksyntäFinnish
- dédain, mépris, mépriser, dédaignerFrench
- tàire, dìmeasScottish Gaelic
- քամահրել, գոռոզություն, արհամարհել, քամահրանք, արհամարհանքArmenian
- sdegno, spregiare, disprezzo, disdegno, sdegnare, sprezzareItalian
- 見くびる, 侮る, 侮蔑, 軽蔑, 蔑視Japanese
- ongenoegen, minachten, verachting, versmadenDutch
- foraktNorwegian Nynorsk
- forakt, forakteNorwegian
- pogarda, gardzićPolish
- desdém, desdenhar, desprezo, desprezarPortuguese
- desconsiderare, disprețRomanian
- презреть, презрение, пренебрежение, презиратьRussian
- prezir, prijezir, пријезир, презирSerbo-Croatian
- förakt, föraktaSwedish
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