Words I Love 002 – Disdain

Here’s today’s word I love…

disdain

/dɪsˈdeɪn,-z-/

noun

noun: disdain; plural noun: disdains

1.

the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect.
“her upper lip curled in disdain”

synonyms: contempt, scorn, scornfulness, contemptuousness, derision, disrespect; More
disparagement, condescension, superciliousness, hauteur, haughtiness, arrogance, lordliness, snobbishness, aloofness, indifference, dismissiveness;

distaste, dislike, disgust;

archaicdespite, contumely

“she looked at him with open disdain”

antonyms: admiration, respect

verb

verb: disdain; 3rd person present: disdains; past tense: disdained; past participle: disdained; gerund or present participle: disdaining

1.

consider to be unworthy of one’s consideration.
“he disdained his patients as an inferior rabble”

synonyms: scorn, deride, pour scorn on, regard with contempt, show contempt for, be contemptuous about, sneer at, sniff at, curl one’s lip at, pooh-pooh, look down on, belittle, undervalue, slight; More

…great word, under used, to accompany Today Photo on My Daily Snap blog.

 

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