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Definition 1: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for disdain in the sense of this definition

(disdain is a kind of ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

Definition 2: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where disdain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was held in contempt
  • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

Synonyms for disdain in the sense of this definition

(disdain is a kind of ...) a feeling of aversion or antipathy

"my dislike of him was instinctive"

Definition 3: reject with contempt - [verb of communication]

Samples where disdain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She spurned his advances

Synonyms for disdain in the sense of this definition

(disdain is a kind of ...) show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

(... is a kind of disdain ) reject outright and bluntly

"She snubbed his proposal"

(disdain has a similar meaning as ...) refuse to accept

"He refused my offer of hospitality"

(disdain has a similar meaning as ...) refuse entrance or membership

"They turned away hundreds of fans" "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

Definition 4: look down on with disdain - [verb of emotion]

Samples where disdain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He despises the people he has to work for
  • The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately

Synonyms for disdain in the sense of this definition

(disdain is a kind of ...) dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

"I hate Mexican food" "She detests politicians"

(... is a kind of disdain ) regard with contempt

"the new neighbor looks down on us because our house is very modest"

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