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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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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.
Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me.
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With missing teeth and sheepdog eyebrows, Buzz still nurtures the sharp, critical view of the world that informed his best books and scripts -- and even at his most nostalgic moments disdains sentimentality like a cancer.
His culture disdains physical contact displayed by married couples in public and ballroom dancing in general.
But even if one grants that the dominance of crude, harsh musical and lyrical themes in pop is disagreeable, Bayles unfortunately disdains the one real hope for advancing her cause of good music: accepting the plurality of a dynamic market culture.
At the same time, some of the music she disdains, like heavy metal and gangsta rap, while high-selling, is largely restricted to small and homogenous fan groups of young men and gets played on the radio only in strictly segregated formats; if not for the occasional media brouhaha about it, the people not buying it hardly would know it existed.
A strong faction among humanists disdains all philosophy as obscurantism and settles for positivist cheerleading.
Bode who disdains being marketed but has emerged the most marketed athlete entering these Games.
Director Eugene Jarecki (``The Trials of Henry Kissinger'') disdains the hysterics approach, which for the most part is very admirable.
It's time for the young Turks in the UTLA to take back their union from the old guard that disdains the very idea of merit and stands in the way of great teaching.