Thesaurus

looked down one's nose (at)

phrase

Synonyms & Antonyms of looked down one's nose (at)

1 to show contempt for
  • The financier looks down her nose at anyone who makes less money than she does.

Synonyms for looked down one's nose (at)

Words Related to looked down one's nose (at)

Phrases Synonymous with looked down one's nose (at)

Near Antonyms for looked down one's nose (at)

Antonyms for looked down one's nose (at)

2 to hold an unfavorable opinion of
  • They resented those academics who looked down their noses at the less educated.

Synonyms for looked down one's nose (at)

Words Related to looked down one's nose (at)

Near Antonyms for looked down one's nose (at)

Antonyms for looked down one's nose (at)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about looked down one's nose (at)

Cite this Entry

“Looked down one's nose (at).” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/looked%20down%20one's%20nose%20(at). Accessed 14 December 2019.

Comments on looked down one's nose (at)

What made you want to look up looked down one's nose (at)? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assail by words or arguments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!