[dis-deyn-fuhl, dih-steyn-]


full of or showing disdain; scornful.

Origin of disdainful

First recorded in 1535–45; disdain + -ful
Related formsdis·dain·ful·ly, adverbdis·dain·ful·ness, noun

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showing or feeling disdain
Derived Formsdisdainfully, adverbdisdainfulness, noun
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