Definition of disdainful in English:

disdainful

adjective

  • Showing contempt or lack of respect.

    ‘with a last disdainful look, she turned towards the door’
    • ‘No one was openly hostile, but a few exhibited a rather disdainful sneer as they walked by.’
    • ‘Some faculty members seem to express a condescending, at times almost disdainful, attitude.’
    • ‘His face was cold and disdainful, and his back was straight with haughty pride.’
    • ‘Many qualitative researchers are disdainful of approaches to research that entail the imposition of predetermined formats on the social world.’
    • ‘It's all in that gaze, simultaneously serene and disdainful.’
    • ‘Her disdainful tone dismissed the idea of anyone desirable sending love letters.’
    • ‘She looked haughty and stuck-up, her face disdainful as she looked down at me.’
    • ‘The simple words oozed with disdainful contempt that seemed to pass unnoticed.’
    • ‘Several well-dressed older women shot them disdainful looks before looking away, noses upturned.’
    • ‘He held his head stiffly with his nose angled upward and his lips pursed with a superior, disdainful expression.’
    • ‘It would be arrogant and disdainful of you to assume that glorious mantle by yourself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Though her words were perfectly respectful, there was a disdainful tone to her voice.’
    • ‘The woman strode past him with a disdainful sneer and entering the temple, glanced about.’
    • ‘They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.’
    • ‘Several of the priests in the procession looked over the crowd with disdainful, superior expressions.’
    • ‘Very few movies seem as disdainful of their audience to quite the degree of this one.’
    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/