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disdain


disdain

Synonyms and Antonyms of disdain

to show contempt for

  • disdained the deserter as a coward
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Phrases Synonymous with disdain

look down one's nose (at), sneeze at, thumb one's nose (at), walk over

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Synonym Discussion of disdain

despise, contemn, scorn, disdain mean to regard as unworthy of one's notice or consideration. despise may suggest an emotional response ranging from strong dislike to loathing.
    • despises cowards
contemn implies a vehement condemnation of a person or thing as low, vile, feeble, or ignominious.
    • contemns the image of women promoted by advertisers
scorn implies a ready or indignant contempt.
    • scorns the very thought of retirement
disdain implies an arrogant or supercilious aversion to what is regarded as unworthy.
    • disdained popular music


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