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DISDAIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disdain mean? 

DISDAIN (noun)
  The noun DISDAIN has 2 senses:

1. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
2. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

  Familiarity information: DISDAIN used as a noun is rare.


DISDAIN (verb)
  The verb DISDAIN has 2 senses:

1. look down on with disdain
2. reject with contempt

  Familiarity information: DISDAIN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISDAIN (noun)


Sense 1disdain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

scorn; disdain; despite; contempt

Context examples:

he was held in contempt / the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

Hypernyms ("disdain" is a kind of...):

dislike (a feeling of aversion or antipathy)


Sense 2disdain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

condescension; disdain; patronage

Hypernyms ("disdain" is a kind of...):

depreciation; derogation; disparagement (a communication that belittles somebody or something)


DISDAIN (verb)


Sense 1disdain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look down on with disdain

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

contemn; despise; disdain; scorn

Context examples:

He despises the people he has to work for / The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately

Hypernyms (to "disdain" is one way to...):

detest; hate (dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disdain"):

look down on (regard with contempt)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot disdain Sue


Sense 2disdain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reject with contempt

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

spurn; freeze off; scorn; pooh-pooh; disdain; turn down; reject

Context example:

She spurned his advances

Hypernyms (to "disdain" is one way to...):

decline; refuse (show unwillingness towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disdain"):

rebuff; repel; snub (reject outright and bluntly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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