Definition of disdainful in English:

disdainful

adjective

  • Showing contempt or lack of respect.

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

/dɪsˈdeɪnf(ə)l//dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl/