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English definition of “disdain”

disdain

noun [U]     /dɪsˈdeɪn/
a feeling of dislike towards someone or something and the opinion that they do not deserve any respect: His disdain for politicians is obvious.Feelings of dislike and hatred
disdainful adjective disdainful remarks disdainfully adverb
(Definition of disdain noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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