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Meaning of DISDAINFUL

Pronunciation:  dis'deynful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "shaggy supercilious camels"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  2. [adj]  expressing extreme contempt
 

DISDAINFUL is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: contemptuous, disrespectful, haughty, insulting, lordly, prideful, proud, scornful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*dain"ful\, a.
Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous;
haughty.

      From these Turning disdainful to an equal good.
                                               --Akenside.
-- {Dis*dain"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*dain"ful*ness}, n.

 
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