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disdainnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪsˈdeɪn/ formal
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.
disdainful
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/
a disdainful expression
disdainfully
adverb uk   us   /-fəl.i/

disdainverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪsˈdeɪn/ formal
to feel disdain for someone or something: The older musicians disdain the new, rock-influenced music.disdain to do sth to refuse to do something because you feel you are too important to do it
Translations of “disdain”
in Vietnamese coi khinh…
in Spanish desdén…
in Thai การดูถูกเหยียดหยาม…
in Malaysian memandang hina…
in French dédain…
in German die Verachtung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕視,蔑視,鄙視…
in Indonesian penghinaan, hina…
in Russian презрение…
in Turkish küçümseme, horlama, aşağılama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻视,蔑视,鄙视…
in Polish pogarda…
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