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disdainful

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisdainfuldis‧dain‧ful /dɪsˈdeɪnfəl/ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 REJECT/NOT ACCEPTshowing that you do not respect someone or something, because you think that they are not important or good enough 🔊 a disdainful lookdisdainful of 🔊 professors who are disdainful of popular entertainmentdisdainfully adverb
Examples from the Corpus
disdainfulOne eyebrow is nearly obscured by the angle of her beret; the other is raised, bemused and disdainful.Scholars who know better are cowed, indifferent or, sotto voce, disdainful.He surfed big conditions with disdainful ease, a slightly meretricious casualness.In the morning, I paid my disdainful landlady for the use of my room for the rest of the day.Here was a hero with icy eyes and a disdainful mouth - typically male!The financial world has been disdainful of his economic performance partly because it has concentrated on the interests of the poor.Grandfather was deeply indifferent to the future and disdainful of the successes of his forgotten sons.Such was the wondrous power of this disdainful young man.disdainful ofPorter is disdainful of professors he believes are incompetent or lazy.
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