What unites them—albeit from opposite poles—is a mistrust of government and, ultimately, a disdain for democracy.
It's an open but dirty secret in liberal circles that their disdain for the Tea Party movement is tinged with jealousy.
My disdain for these shows really grew by leaps and bounds as minorities began to appear more and more in them.
Franzen is making a larger point about that, and our media-saturated culture, and the disdain he has for the state of things.
This disdain stems from anger at intrusive Congressional action and feckless Congressional inaction.
Learning, which revived under Francis the First in France, did not disdain to cultivate this small flower of wit.
Yet may this verse (if such a verse remain) Show there was one who held it in disdain.
The severer pencil of Mendoza does not disdain the same warm colouring for the portrait of the Morisco beauty.
Dante seemed to pay no heed to the impatience or the disdain of his master.
It is not because we love too little, but because our love is worthy of each other, that we disdain to make love a curse!
mid-14c., desdegne "scorn, contempt," earlier dedeyne "offended dignity" (c.1300), from Old French desdeigne, from desdeignier (see disdain (v.)). Sometimes in early Modern English shortened to sdain, sdainful. Related: disdainful; disdainfully.