disdainful [adj] scornful aloof, antipathetic, arrogant, averse, cavalier, contemning, contemptuous, cool, derisive, despising, egotistic, haughty, high-and-mighty*, hoity-toity*, indifferent, insolent, lordly, overbearing, proud, rejecting, repudiating, scouting, sneering, snooty*, supercilious, superior, toplofty, unsympathetic, uppity*; concept 401 —Ant. esteemable, favoring, loving, praising, respectful

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  • Disdainful — Dis*dain ful, a. Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty. [1913 Webster] From these Turning disdainful to an equal good. Akenside. {Dis*dain ful*ly}, adv. {Dis*dain ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disdainful — I adjective aloof, arrogant, audacious, bumptious, cavalier, cold, condescending, contemptuous, contumelious, cynical, deprecating, derisive, despising, disapproving, discourteous, disrespectful, distant, fastidlosus, filled with pride, flouting …   Law dictionary

  • disdainful — supercilious, overbearing, insolent, arrogant, lordly, *proud, haughty Analogous words: spurning, repudiating, rejecting (see DECLINE vb): scorning, despising, contemning, scouting (see DESPISE): averse, *antipathetic, unsympathetic Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disdainful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing contempt or lack of respect. DERIVATIVES disdainfully adverb disdainfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disdainful — [dis dān′fəl] adj. feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof SYN. PROUD disdainfully adv. disdainfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • disdainful — dis|dain|ful [dısˈdeınfəl] adj formal showing that you do not respect someone or something, because you think that they are not important or good enough ▪ a disdainful look disdainful of ▪ university professors who are disdainful of popular… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disdainful — [[t]dɪsde͟ɪnfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n To be disdainful means to dislike something or someone because you think they are unimportant or not worth your attention. He is highly disdainful of anything to do with the literary establishment...… …   English dictionary

  • disdainful — adj. disdainful of; towards * * * [dɪs deɪnfəl] towards disdainful of …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disdainful — adjective showing that you do not respect someone or something and think that they are unimportant: a long disdainful look (+ of): There are some in the sport who are disdainful of amateurs. disdainfully adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disdainful — adjective /dɪsˈdeɪn.fʌl/ Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy. He was disdainful of those he thought of as the little people. He openly sneered at them. They mocked him behind his back …   Wiktionary

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