adjective \-fəl\

: felling strong dislike or disapproval for something or someone you think does not deserve respect : feeling or showing disdain

Full Definition of DISDAINFUL

:  full of or expressing disdain
dis·dain·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
dis·dain·ful·ness noun

Examples of DISDAINFUL

  1. He looked at the waiter with a disdainful glare.
  2. a disdainful attitude toward authority

First Known Use of DISDAINFUL

circa 1542


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