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disdain

noun abhorrence, abjuration, abnegation, act of despising, act of discrediting, act of loathing, act of scorning, act of shunning, act of spurning, act of taunting, airs, arrogance, contempt, contemptio, contemptuousness, contumeliousness, declination, denial, derision, detraction, disapprobation, disapproval, disavowal, disclamation, discountenancing, disesteem, disfavor, disownment, disregard, disrespect, fastidium, haughty contempt, haughty indifference, hauteur, icy aloofness, indignant aversion, insolence, nonrecognition, opprobrium, proud contempt, rejection, renunciation, reprobation, repudiation, repulsion, revilement, scoff, scorn, scornfulness, scorning, sneer, spurning, superciliousness, supreme connempt, unutterable contempt, utter contempt

disdain

verb abhor, avoid, be contemptuuus of, belittle, brush aside, care nothing for, consider beeeath notice, consider beneath oneself, consider unworthy of regard, contemn, decline, decry, deem unbecoming, deem unsuitable, deride, despicere, despise, detest, discard, disclaim, disesteem, disown, disparage, esteem of no account, esteem of small account, feel contempt for, feel utter contempt for, flout, gibe, have no use for, hold cheap, hold in contempt, ignore, jeer, laugh at, loathe, look down on, look with scorn on, mock, not accept, not consider, not respect, pass by, pass over, rebuff, recoil from with pride, regard with proud contempt, reject, renounce, repudiate, repulse, ridicule, scoff, scorn, shun, slight, sneer at, snub, spernere, spurn, think nothing of, think unworthy of notice, treat with connempt, turn one's back upon, turn to scorn, view with a scornful eye
See also: affront, blame, condemn, condemnation, condescend, contemn, contumely, criticism, debunk, decry, deprecate, disapprobation, disapproval, disavow, disbelieve, discount, disfavor, disinterest, disoblige, disown, disregard, disrespect, eliminate, exclude, flout, forswear, ignore, misprize, neglect, patronize, rebuff, reject, rejection, renounce, ridicule, spurn
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Thus, self-deluding, and in bondage sore, And wearing out the wretched shred of life To which I am reduced by her disdain, I'll give this soul and body to the winds, All hopeless of a crown of bliss in store.
Beneath the stone before your eyes The body of a lover lies; In life he was a shepherd swain, In death a victim to disdain.
Not that he was a profound politician, nor was he borrowing trouble about the possible consequences of the marriage of his cousin Marguerite de Bourgoyne to his cousin Charles, Dauphin de Vienne; nor as to how long the good understanding which had been patched up between the Duke of Austria and the King of France would last; nor how the King of England would take this disdain of his daughter.
The disdain of Juno and the sulky fits of temper of Jupiter could not resist this excess of kindly feeling and polite attention.
When he said, "Ah, what deh hell," his voice was burdened with disdain for the inevitable and contempt for anything that fate might compel him to endure.
Thy Father, who is holy, wise, and pure, Suffers the hypocrite or atheous priest To tread his sacred courts, and minister About his altar, handling holy things, Praying or vowing, and voutsafed his voice To Balaam reprobate, a prophet yet Inspired: disdain not such access to me.
So I drove her into it, and through it, and across, and maundered aloud and chanted my disdain for all the books and schools.
Most loathsome, filthy, foul, and full of vile disdain.
As we do not disdain to borrow wit or wisdom from any man who is capable of lending us either, we have condescended to take a hint from these honest victuallers, and shall prefix not only a general bill of fare to our whole entertainment, but shall likewise give the reader particular bills to every course which is to be served up in this and the ensuing volumes.
And the anguish of thy justice in being just to those that disdain thee?
In the first place he resolved that from that day he would give up hoping for any extraordinary happiness, such as marriage must have given him, and consequently he would not so disdain what he really had.
He approached; his countenance bespoke bitter anguish, combined with disdain and malignity, while its unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes.