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disdain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word disdain

(noun) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Synonyms : contempt , despite , scorn
Example Sentence
  • he was held in contempt
  • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

(noun) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
Synonyms : condescension , patronage

(verb) look down on with disdain
Synonyms : contemn , despise , scorn
Example Sentence
  • He despises the people he has to work for
  • The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately

(verb) reject with contempt
Example Sentence
  • She spurned his advances

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for disdain

try to relate it with WISDEN...Wisden is the official site that honours cricketers...so DISDAIN is the opposite of that.
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by kaustubh

divide it like dis(dish)+dain(rhyms like vain..means useless)....think you hav ordered for a dish , but it is useless or in vain, beacuse you can cook better than this, so you REJECT THE order, you disdain the order.
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by preetisoni2411

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by kaustubh

Dis+dain= not+dainty (dainty means which is tasteful) so disdain mean not pretty and tasteful..
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by sayem127

try to imagine dat u ask a girl out & every time u try 2 set a time & date she keeps telling u "This Day?No!",she obviously is treating u with contempt, u probably should focus ur energy on someone else!
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by ali_aj

another one:dis+(D)ain....just focus on disain....decent..IN TODAY'S world , buisness offers from decent people are REJECTED, because they don't OFFER any BRIBE.
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by preetisoni2411

If we are the cause behind DIS(this)+DAIN(dent)on car... one will show contempt on us
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by dont_dare

dis+pain:u'll shoe contempt on those who hav caused you this pain!!
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by shrapnel

dis+dain(zidane) footballer zidane of spain showed DISRESPECT to the refree.hence he was shown the red card.
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by fasi

dis+dain;dis+drain(rhymes with dain). you look at the person in drain with contempt..
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by anshulnirvana

its like this+day so remmeber as this day was so fucking gone wrong wat else could go wrong so u r actually so tensed up and u treat ur copartners with contempt and scorn and hate and rudeness
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by vivekkarumudi

sounds Dis + Gain>>> the feelings a person gets when he does something wrong.. hared, contempt.. all -ve feelings..
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by RajeshBorkar

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