• noun: a feeling of strong dislike or disapproval of someone or something you think does not deserve respect
  • noun: a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior
  • verb: to strongly dislike or disapprove of (someone or something)
  • verb: to look on with scorn
  • synonyms: scorn


  • He glared at the waiter with a look of 'disdain' [='contempt, scorn'] on his face.

  • I have a healthy 'disdain' for companies that mistreat their workers.

  • a critic who 'disdains' [='abhors, hates'] all modern art

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  • (..) I accept this honor for our lost ones, whose deaths pave our path. And for the million Negro men and women motivated by dignity and a disdain for hopelessness. This isn't right. Corrie. This ain't right. What's that? This necktie. It's not right. (..)
    2014 Selma