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Definition of 'disdain'

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His fellow presenters have also shown their disdain for their soon-to-be former colleague. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Would we feel the same disdain for people who wrote postcards on the beach? Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of the first things they learned was to disdain the outward show of religion. Christianity Today (2000)It is not surprising that they showed such disdain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She looked me up and down and had complete disdain on her face from the way I looked. The Sun (2015)He emerged from the pack as he has done so often before, mowing them down in the second half of the race with complete disdain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The England manager expressed disdain at their lack of commitment, which he contrasted with his own pride at playing for his country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A member of the church's all-male choir expressed his disdain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He suffers no fools gladly, but pursues interesting people at any hour of day or night, for he has utter disdain for social convention. Michael Burleigh Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)

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British English: disdain NOUN
If you feel disdain for someone or something, you dislike them because you think that they are inferior or unimportant.
She looked at him with disdain.
British English: disdain VERB
If you disdain someone or something, you regard them with disdain.
She disdained the servants that her millions could buy.

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