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American English: /dɪsˈdeɪnfəl/
British English: /dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl/
, /dɪsˈdeɪnf(ə)l/

Translation of disdainful in Spanish:


  • (manner/tone)
    to be disdainful toward o of something
    despreciar or desdeñar algo
    she's very disdainful toward her colleagues
    se muestra desdeñosa con sus colegas
    trata a sus colegas con desdén
    Example sentences
    • They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.
    • The simple words oozed with disdainful contempt that seemed to pass unnoticed.
    • He held his head stiffly with his nose angled upward and his lips pursed with a superior, disdainful expression.

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