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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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But Michel Ardan, disdaining scientific reasonings, preferred thinking that the earth was thus saluting the departure of her three children with her most brilliant fireworks.
Disdaining the heroic outfit, excitable in her methods, garrulous, episodical, shrill, she misled her lover much as she had misled her aunt.
Then, all at once, as if disdaining to carry farther the sorry jest, it dropped and died out completely in less than five minutes.
He stood apart, disdaining to turn an eye on his enemies, as motionless as if he were frozen in that attitude of dignity and composure.
I've decided openness is better between us," Porfiry Petrovitch went on, turning his head away and dropping his eyes, as though unwilling to disconcert his former victim and as though disdaining his former wiles.
Artistically progressive early in his career (he was among the first to import the techniques of French Impressionism to the US), Hassam became increasingly conservative around the turn of the century, disdaining new art movements (he was outraged by what he saw at the 1913 Armory Show) and their tendency toward progressive politics.
The flannel bush is a hydrophobic species, disdaining any quantity of summer water once established in the garden.
The volume includes substantial excerpts from The Institution of Marriage, In Praise of Matrimony, On Disdaining the World, and The Christian Widow.
It's hard to market disdain unless it's Mike Tyson doing the disdaining.
But in the lead article of the 16th issue, devoted to the plastic arts, Le grand sommeil et ses clients (The big sleep and its customers), Debord, while recognizing the merits of those "artists who have become famous for disdaining and destroying art," does not fail to emphasize what might be limiting about this stance: "With this destruction brought to a successful conclusion, its perpetrators find themselves, of course, incapable of realizing the smallest of their heralded aims outside esthetic disciplines.