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English noun: disdain

1. disdain (feeling) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

SamplesHe was held in contempt.
The despite in which outsiders were held is legendary.

Synonymscontempt, despite, scorn

Broader (hypernym)dislike

2. disdain (communication) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Synonymscondescension, patronage

Broader (hypernym)depreciation, derogation, disparagement

English verb: disdain

1. disdain (emotion) look down on with disdain

SamplesHe despises the people he has to work for.
The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately.

ExamplesSam cannot disdain Sue

Synonymscontemn, despise, scorn

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)detest, hate

Narrower (hyponym)look down on

2. disdain (communication) reject with contempt

SamplesShe spurned his advances.

Synonymsfreeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)decline, refuse

Narrower (hyponym)rebuff, repel, snub

Verb groupdecline, pass up, refuse, refuse, reject, reject, turn away, turn down, turn down

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