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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

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

Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.
Bill Murray

I only have disdain for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He raised taxes and has increased regulations. What else is new? He's a bully who wants to micro-manage people's lives by mandate, not persuasion.
Mark Skousen

My personal theory is that younger audiences disdain books - not because those readers are dumber than past readers, but because today's reader is smarter.
Chuck Palahniuk

Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
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Disdain Translations

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