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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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Imagine if the insult was reversed and such disdain was aimed at 'dark', 'puerile' and 'female' Labour politicians.
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IWAS appalled but not surprised the monies Ms Mountford is likely receive, but this pales into insignificance the disdain she shows for her constituents the fact she spends such little time in She has lost complete touch with the world.
a feeling of dislike for someone or something considered not good enough <She eyed the cramped little home with disdain.
In numerous other ways during his 10 years at the UN's highest post, Annan had indicated his disdain for national independence.
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Playing into long-standing Republican accusations about Democrats' disdain for the military, Kerry and the Democrats found themselves on the defensive.
That caused troops needed to complete the job in Afghanistan--a mission for which we had the world's support--to be diverted to carry out the invasion of Iraq--for which we have earned the world's disdain.