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Synonyms for disdain
dɪsˈdeɪn, dɪˈsteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite(noun)

    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

    "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"

    Synonyms:
    patronage, scorn, contempt, condescension, despite, disrespect

  2. condescension, disdain, patronage(verb)

    a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

    Synonyms:
    trade, clientele, condescension, patronage, business, backup, backing, superciliousness, scorn, condescendingness, contempt, disdainfulness, championship, despite

  3. contemn, despise, scorn, disdain(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    contemn, spurn, reject, pooh-pooh, turn down, scorn, freeze off, despise

  4. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

    Synonyms:
    freeze off, eliminate, rule out, lower, resist, despise, winnow out, contemn, decline, lour, spurn, pass up, pooh-pooh, reject, disapprove, scorn, turn away, refuse, turn down

Wiktionary

  1. disdain(noun)

    Synonyms:
    scorn, condescension, contempt, contemn

  2. disdain(verb)

    To regard (someone or something) with strong contempt.

    The cat viewed the cheap supermarket catfood with disdain and stalked away.

    Synonyms:
    condescension, scorn, contempt, contemn

  3. disdain(verb)

    To be indignant or offended.

    Synonyms:
    contemn

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disdain

    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.

    Synonyms:
    arrogance, assumption, conceit, haughtiness, insolence, ostentation, presumption, pride, reserve, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-exaltation, self-respect, superciliousness, vainglory, vanity

    Antonyms:
    humility, lowliness, meekness, modesty, self-abasement, self-distrust

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disdain(n)

    Synonyms:
    contempt, obscure, haughtiness, disregard, superciliousness

    Antonyms:
    respect, reverence, admiration, respectfulness, considerateness, humility

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disdain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    despise, contemn, scout, scorn, spurn, look down upon, hold in contempt, consider beneath notice

  2. disdain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scorn, contempt, contumely, haughtiness, arrogance, HAUTEUR

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disdain(n)

    Synonyms:
    scorn, contumely, superciliousness, contempt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    contempt, scorn, disregard, defiance, disrespect

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How to use disdain in a sentence?

  1. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    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.

  2. Tom Malinowski:

    I take the President of the United States seriously. He has made no secret of his disdain for the NATO alliance and his willingness to consider leaving it ... Congress is now the only check we have.

  3. Michael McAdams:

    The difference is ... Pruitt had an absolute disdain for Washington, pruitt went behind closed doors and took an authoritative position. That's not how Andy will operate.

  4. Albert Schweitzer:

    The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking.

  5. Lao Tzu:

    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.


Translations for disdain

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ازدراءArabic
  • 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
  • בוזHebrew
  • तिरस्कारHindi
  • քամահրել, գոռոզություն, արհամարհել, քամահրանք, արհամարհանքArmenian
  • sdegno, spregiare, disprezzo, disdegno, sdegnare, sprezzareItalian
  • 見くびる, 侮る, 侮蔑, 軽蔑, 蔑視Japanese
  • whakatoaMāori
  • 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
  • அலட்சியம்Tamil
  • 不屑Chinese

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