Meaning of “disdain” in the English Dictionary

"disdain" in British English

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disdainnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪsˈdeɪn/ us /dɪsˈdeɪn/ formal
adjective uk /dɪsˈdeɪn.fəl/ us /dɪsˈdeɪn.fəl/

a disdainful expression
adverb uk /dɪsˈdeɪn.fəl.i/ us /dɪsˈdeɪn.fəl.i/

disdainverb [ T ]

uk /dɪsˈdeɪn/ us /dɪsˈdeɪn/ formal

(Definition of “disdain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disdain" in American English

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disdainnoun [ U ]

us /dɪsˈdeɪn/

dislike of someone or something that you feel does not deserve your interest or respect:

The mayor’s disdain for his opponents was well known.
verb [ T ] us /dɪsˈdeɪn/

He disdains the flashy trappings of many Dixieland bands, the striped shirts and straw hats and such.

(Definition of “disdain” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)