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1. disdain

verb. ['dɪsˈdeɪn'] look down on with disdain.

Synonyms

  • scorn
  • hate
  • look down on
  • detest
  • despise

Antonyms

  • admire
  • admit
  • lose
  • allow

Etymology

  • desdeignier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • deigner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Disdain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Example sentences of the word disdain


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
A procedure known as tenectomy is sometimes suggested if pet owners disdain declawing.

2. Noun, singular or mass
In the United States, we treat crickets with disdain, getting out the bug spray when they chirp.

Quotes containing the word disdain


1. He had had a severe shock some weeks earlier, when, having narrowly failed to capture a large grey-brown hare for his dinner, it had stopped at the edge of the forest, looked at him with disdain, and said, 'Well, I hope you're proud of yourself, that's all,' and had scampered off into the long grass
- Neil Gaiman, Stardust

2. Do not look down with disdain on what Christ spent so much to achieve for you.
- Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

2. disdain

noun. ['dɪsˈdeɪn'] lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.

Synonyms

  • despite
  • dislike
  • contempt

Antonyms

  • increase
  • obey
  • contract in
  • honor

Etymology

  • desdeignier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • deigner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. disdain

verb. ['dɪsˈdeɪn'] reject with contempt.

Synonyms

  • scorn
  • spurn
  • turn down
  • refuse
  • rebuff
  • snub
  • pass up
  • freeze off
  • repel
  • turn away
  • reject
  • pooh-pooh

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • improvement
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • desdeignier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • deigner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. disdain

noun. ['dɪsˈdeɪn'] a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient.

Synonyms

  • derogation
  • condescension
  • depreciation
  • patronage

Antonyms

  • enrich
  • progress
  • better
  • increment

Etymology

  • desdeignier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • deigner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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