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Synonyms for disdain
dɪsˈdeɪn, dɪˈsteɪn

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Wiktionary

  1. disdainnoun

    Synonyms:
    scorn, condescension, contempt, contemn

  2. disdainverb

    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. disdainverb

    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. disdainnoun

    Synonyms:
    contempt, obscure, haughtiness, disregard, superciliousness

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

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

  2. condescension, disdain, patronageverb

    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, 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"

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

  4. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disdainverb

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

  2. disdainnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disdainnoun

    Synonyms:
    scorn, contumely, superciliousness, contempt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "disdain":

    contempt, scorn, disregard, defiance, disrespect

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How to use disdain in a sentence?

  1. 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. Tony Perkins:

    They believe that people who want to live by their faith are backwater people, hillary and her team hold evangelicals in disdain.

  3. 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.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    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.

  5. Albert Schweitzer:

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

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Translations for disdain

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  • 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
  • ดูถูกThai
  • 不屑Chinese

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