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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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