disdainful

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

adjective

full of or showing disdain; scornful.

Nearby words

  1. discuss,
  2. discussant,
  3. discussion,
  4. discutient,
  5. disdain,
  6. disease,
  7. disease determinant,
  8. diseased,
  9. diseconomy,
  10. disegno

Origin of disdainful

First recorded in 1535–45; disdain + -ful

Related formsdis·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 Formsdisdainfully, adverbdisdainfulness, noun

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