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disdain

noun [U] uk   /dɪsˈdeɪn/ formal us  
the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect: He regards the political process with disdain.Feelings of dislike and hatred
disdainful
adjective uk   /-fəl/ us  
a disdainful expressionNot liking
disdainfully
adverb uk   /-fəl.i/ us  
Not liking

disdain

verb [T] uk   /dɪsˈdeɪn/ formal us  
to feel disdain for someone or something: The older musicians disdain the new, rock-influenced music.Not liking disdain to do sth to refuse to do something because you feel you are too important to do itShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of disdain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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