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Definition of Disdain


  1. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
  2. That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.
  3. The state of being despised; shame.
  4. To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
  5. To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc.
  6. To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.

Disdain Quotations

It is time to celebrate the New Black Americans - those who have sealed the Deal, who aren't beholden to liberal indulgence any more than they are to the disdain of the hard Right. It is time to praise blacks who are merely undeniable in their individuality and exemplary in their levels of achievement.
John Ridley

The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
Charles Lamb

I have never been afraid of making patriots; but I disdain and despise all their efforts.
Robert Walpole

Nay, men are so far from musing of their sins, that they disdain this practise, and scoff at it: what say they, if all were of your mind; what should become of us? Shall we be always poring on our corruptions?
Thomas Hooker

I have a particular disdain for Islamic extremism, and of course, in both 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' that's obvious.
Khaled Hosseini
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Disdain Translations

disdain in Italian is disprezzare, trascurare
disdain in Latin is contemptio, fastidium
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