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disdainful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of disdainful

  1. 1 feeling or showing open dislike for someone or something regarded as undeserving of respect or concern a disdainful attitude toward people who work as waiters and waitresses Synonyms of disdainful abhorrent, contemptuous, scornfulWords Related to disdainful bold-faced, brash, brassy, brazen, cheeky, cocky, discourteous, disrespectful, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy; arrogant, cavalier, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-handed, high-hat, pretentious, uppish, uppity; haughty, lofty, lordly, prideful, sniffish, snobbish, supercilious; pompous, self-important, superior; catty, cruel, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spitefulNear Antonyms of disdainful deferential, regardful, respectful; accepting, tolerant; courteous, politeAntonyms of disdainful admiring, applauding, appreciative, approving

  2. 2 having or displaying feelings of scorn for what is regarded as beneath oneself disdainful of manual labor of any kind Synonyms of disdainful proud, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), lofty, lordly, prideful, superiorWords Related to disdainful complacent, conceited, egoistic, egotistic (also egotistical), important, self-assertive, self-conceited, self-contented, self-important, self-satisfied, smug, uppity, vain, vainglorious; arrogant, pretentious, sniffy, snobbish, stuck-up, supercilious; cavalier, overbearing, overweening, peremptory, swaggering; high-sounding, pompous; condescending, patronizing; cocky, overconfident, presuming, presumptuous; bloated, boastful, bombastic, self-glorifying; audacious, bold, brash, brassy, cheeky, cocksure, forward, impertinent, impudent, saucy; confident, presuming, self-assured, self-confident, sure; bossy, domineering, high-handed, imperious; egocentric, self-centered, selfish; dominating, magisterial, masterfulNear Antonyms of disdainful demure, homely, meek, unassuming, unpretending, unpretentious; bashful, retiring, shy, timid; diffident, self-doubting; acquiescent, compliant, deferential, ingratiating, resigned, submissive, unassertive, yielding; apologetic, cowering, cringing, shrinking; passive, quiet, reserved, subdued, unobtrusiveAntonyms of disdainful humble, lowly, modest

  3. 3 intended to make a person or thing seem of little importance or value disdainful remarks regarding the cheap clothes that the local people were wearing Synonyms of disdainful belittling, contemptuous, decrying, degrading, demeaning, denigrative, denigratory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisory, derogative, detractive, derogatory, disparaging, pejorative, scornful, slighting, uncomplimentaryWords Related to disdainful aspersing, calumnious, defamatory, insulting, libelous (or libellous), maligning, slandering, slanderous, vilifying; abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous; catty, cruel, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, unkind, virulent; critical, denunciative, denunciatory; acrimonious, bitter, envious, jaundiced, jealous, rancorous, resentful; acrid, caustic, scathing, venomousNear Antonyms of disdainful admiring, adulatory, applauding, approving, friendly, positive; appreciative, respectful; kind, kindhearted, kindly, sympathetic, unmalicious, warm, warmheartedAntonyms of disdainful commendatory, complimentary, laudative, laudatory


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