[dis-deyn-fuh l, dih-steyn-]
- full of or showing disdain; scornful.
Origin of disdainful
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contemptuous, haughty, contumelious.
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Examples from the Web for disdainfully
The general public used it disdainfully, but it was meaningful.Death of ‘Gamer’ Identity: How Hardcore Trolls Pwned Themselves
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As for Hillary Clinton, once the darling of the pro-Israel community, “she is just an employee,” Foxman says disdainfully.Jewish Anger at Obama
March 18, 2010
The locksmith glanced at him disdainfully, but returned no other answer.Barnaby Rudge
"Guess that can't be much trouble," said Willie, disdainfully.
"We have met before, I think, Monsieur," she said disdainfully.The Suitors of Yvonne
"He need fear nothing without that word," said Ruth disdainfully.Mistress Wilding
"True to their wildness, maybe," she answered him disdainfully.Love-at-Arms
- showing or feeling disdain
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