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disdainful

[dis-deyn-fuh l, dih-steyn-] /dɪsˈdeɪn fəl, dɪˈsteɪn-/
adjective
1.
full of or showing disdain; scornful.
Origin of disdainful
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45; disdain + -ful
Related forms
disdainfully, adverb
disdainfulness, noun
Synonyms
contemptuous, haughty, contumelious.
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  • The locksmith glanced at him disdainfully, but returned no other answer.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • "Guess that can't be much trouble," said Willie, disdainfully.

  • "We have met before, I think, Monsieur," she said disdainfully.

    The Suitors of Yvonne Raphael Sabatini
  • "He need fear nothing without that word," said Ruth disdainfully.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • "True to their wildness, maybe," she answered him disdainfully.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • The girl stood erect, disdainfully looking him full in the face.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • If it presents itself too often to his mind, he expels it disdainfully!

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • "The crudeness of your ferocity is positively gross, Martin," Mr. Jones said disdainfully.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for disdainfully

disdainful

/dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl/
adjective
1.
showing or feeling disdain
Derived Forms
disdainfully, adverb
disdainfulness, noun
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