Definition of disdain:
- A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
- That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.
- The state of being despised; shame.
- To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.
- To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc.
- To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
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- avoidance (part of speech: noun)
- refusal (part of speech: noun)
- refuse (part of speech: verb)
- contempt (part of speech: noun)
- "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
- "The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife", Ellen M. Firebaugh.
- "The Opinions of a Philosopher", Robert Grant.