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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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2 : to refuse because of feelings of dislike <She disdained to answer.
The landmark 1997 book by that name explored a relatively simple but confounding idea: that industry leaders spent so much time and effort mining (and perhaps dining) their best customers that they were often blindsided by disruptive innovations from smaller rivals or new technologies they might have disdained as too risky,
Quint situates Montaigne's efforts to re-define noble virtue against the backdrop of his family's own recent accession to the noblesse de robe, a group disdained by the older warrior class, the noblesse d'epee.
As for "the common run of Americanos," he states candidly and with his usual intellectual arrogance, "I disdained them, not as members of a different species, but as inferior members of my own species.
Literature and art and music and the movies are so rife with Moby Dicks and Van Goghs and Kafkas and Vertigos who were dismissed or disdained in their time that you would think by now people would take care to sound a little less self-satisfied about their good taste,'' editor and faculty member Steve Erickson wrote of the project.
Originally disdained as a hoax by scholars and theologians, The Unknown Life of Jesus has since acquired some credibility as corroborating information surfaced.