Definition of disdainful in English:

disdainful

adjective

  • Showing contempt or lack of respect.

    ‘with a last disdainful look, she turned towards the door’
    • ‘They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.’
    • ‘The simple words oozed with disdainful contempt that seemed to pass unnoticed.’
    • ‘He held his head stiffly with his nose angled upward and his lips pursed with a superior, disdainful expression.’
    • ‘Several of the priests in the procession looked over the crowd with disdainful, superior expressions.’
    • ‘Her disdainful tone dismissed the idea of anyone desirable sending love letters.’
    • ‘No one was openly hostile, but a few exhibited a rather disdainful sneer as they walked by.’
    • ‘It would be arrogant and disdainful of you to assume that glorious mantle by yourself.’
    • ‘The woman strode past him with a disdainful sneer and entering the temple, glanced about.’
    • ‘Many qualitative researchers are disdainful of approaches to research that entail the imposition of predetermined formats on the social world.’
    • ‘It was always difficult, despite the president's disdainful silence on the subject, to imagine that all this was going on without his knowledge.’
    • ‘The railway people were disdainful of their customers.’
    • ‘It's all in that gaze, simultaneously serene and disdainful.’
    • ‘I'm not arguing that employers should be disdainful of their workers' happiness.’
    • ‘There prevails at present, an attitude that is all at once, mutually suspicious, disdainful and hostile.’
    • ‘Very few movies seem as disdainful of their audience to quite the degree of this one.’
    • ‘Some faculty members seem to express a condescending, at times almost disdainful, attitude.’
    • ‘She looked haughty and stuck-up, her face disdainful as she looked down at me.’
    • ‘Though her words were perfectly respectful, there was a disdainful tone to her voice.’
    • ‘His face was cold and disdainful, and his back was straight with haughty pride.’
    • ‘Several well-dressed older women shot them disdainful looks before looking away, noses upturned.’
    contemptuous, scornful, full of contempt, derisive, sneering, withering, slighting, disparaging, disrespectful, condescending, patronizing, supercilious, haughty, superior, arrogant, proud, snobbish, lordly, aloof, indifferent, dismissive
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Pronunciation

disdainful

/dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl/ /dɪsˈdeɪnf(ə)l/