disdainful

[ dis-deyn-fuhl, dih-steyn- ]
/ dɪsˈdeɪn fəl, dɪˈsteɪn- /

adjective

full of or showing disdain; scornful.

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Origin of disdainful

First recorded in 1535–45; disdain + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM disdainful

dis·dain·ful·ly, adverbdis·dain·ful·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disdainful

disdainful
/ (dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl) /

adjective

showing or feeling disdain

Derived forms of disdainful

disdainfully, adverbdisdainfulness, noun
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