disdain

  • 1 Disdain (EP) — Disdain Disdain cover EP 不屑 by Alien Huang Released 17 July 2009 …

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  • 2 Disdain — Dis*dain (?; 277), n. [OE. desdain, disdein, OF. desdein, desdaing, F. d[ e]dain, fr. the verb. See {Disdain}, v. t.] 1. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn. [1913 Webster] How my soul… …

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  • 3 Disdain — Dis*dain (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disdained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disdaining}.] [OE. disdainen, desdainen, OF. desdeigner, desdaigner, F. d[ e]daigner; des (L. dis ) + daigner to deign, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy. See {Deign}.] 1. To think… …

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  • 4 Disdain — (or disdainment or disdainfully) is a feeling of contempt or scorn. Disdain may also refer to:* So Disdained 1928 novel by Nevil Shute …

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  • 5 disdain — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. desdeignier disdain, scorn, refuse, repudiate, from des do the opposite of (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + deignier treat as worthy (see DEIGN (Cf. deign)). The noun is mid 14c., desdegne, earlier dedeyne (c.1300). Related:… …

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  • 6 disdain — n scorn, despite, contempt (see under DESPISE) Analogous words: aversion, *antipathy: insolence, superciliousness, arrogance (see corresponding adjectives at PROUD) Contrasted words: *regard, admiration, respect, esteem: *reverence, awe, fear …

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  • 7 disdain — [n] hate; indifference antipathy, arrogance, aversion, contempt, contumely, deri sion, despisal, despisement, despite, dislike, disparagement, hatred, haughtiness, hauteur, insolence, loftiness, pride, ridicule, scorn, sneering, snobbishness,… …

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  • 8 disdain — ► NOUN ▪ the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one s consideration or respect. ► VERB ▪ consider with disdain. ORIGIN Old French desdeign, from Latin dedignari consider unworthy …

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  • 9 Disdain — Dis*dain , v. i. To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty. [1913 Webster] And when the chief priests and scribes saw the marvels that he did . . . they disdained. Genevan Testament (Matt. xxi. 15). [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 disdain — I noun abhorrence, abjuration, abnegation, act of despising, act of discrediting, act of loathing, act of scorning, act of shunning, act of spurning, act of taunting, airs, arrogance, contempt, contemptio, contemptuousness, contumeliousness,… …

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  • 11 disdain — [dis dān′] vt. [ME disdeinen < OFr desdaignier < VL * disdignare, for LL dedignare < L dedignari < dis , DIS + dignari: see DEIGN] to regard or treat as unworthy or beneath one s dignity; specif., to refuse or reject with aloof… …

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  • 12 disdain — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ utter ▪ obvious ▪ aristocratic, haughty, snobbish, snooty (informal, esp. AmE …

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  • 13 disdain — dis|dain1 [dısˈdeın] n [U] formal a complete lack of respect that you show for someone or something because you think they are not important or good enough with disdain ▪ She watched me with disdain. ▪ a look of complete disdain disdain for ▪ his …

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  • 14 disdain — [[t]dɪsde͟ɪn[/t]] disdains, disdaining, disdained 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N for n If you feel disdain for someone or something, you dislike them because you think that they are inferior or unimportant. Janet looked at him with disdain... She shared her …

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  • 15 disdain — n. disdain for (to have the greatest disdain for smt.) * * * [dɪs deɪn] disdain for (to have the greatest disdain for smt.) …

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  • 16 disdain — 1 noun (U) a complete lack of respect that you show for someone or something because you think they are not at all worth paying attention to (+ for): He maintained an obvious disdain for the customs of the local people. | treat sb/sth with… …

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  • 17 disdain — I UK [dɪsˈdeɪn] / US noun [uncountable] the feeling that someone or something is not important and does not deserve any respect II UK [dɪsˈdeɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disdain : present tense I/you/we/they disdain he/she/it disdains… …

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  • 18 disdain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. scorn, contempt; arrogance, hauteur. See inattention, indifference. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. scorn, haughtiness, contempt; see arrogance , hatred 1 . v. Syn. reject, scorn, despise, ignore; see despise …

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  • 19 disdain — dis|dain1 [ dıs deın ] noun uncount the feeling that someone or something is not important and does not deserve any respect disdain dis|dain 2 [ dıs deın ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to think that someone or something is not important and does… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 disdain — I. noun Etymology: Middle English desdeyne, from Anglo French desdaign, from desdeigner Date: 14th century a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior ; scorn II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English… …

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