Definition of disdainful in English:

disdainful

Syllabification: dis·dain·ful
Pronunciation: /disˈdānfəl
 
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adjective

Showing contempt or lack of respect: with a last disdainful look, she turned toward the door
More 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.
Synonyms
contemptuous, scornful, derisive, sneering, withering, slighting, disparaging, disrespectful, condescending, patronizing, supercilious, haughty, superior, arrogant, proud, snobbish, lordly, aloof, indifferent, dismissive
archaic contumelious

Derivatives

disdainfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • People had begun to frown disdainfully in my direction and the distance between us widened.
  • Who would have ever guessed that she could treat him so disdainfully?
  • Howard disdainfully and proudly refuses, tearing the thing from his face.

disdainfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • Exasperation can be heard, adding to the disdainfulness of the air.
  • There's an implicit disdainfulness about connecting with noneconomists on any terms other than our own.
  • Regardless of the disdainfulness of Hollywood and it's torments… she always kept that beautiful smile.

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