Definition of disdainful in English:

disdainful

adjective

  • Showing contempt or lack of respect.

    ‘with a last disdainful look, she turned towards the door’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Though her words were perfectly respectful, there was a disdainful tone to her voice.’
    • ‘It's all in that gaze, simultaneously serene and disdainful.’
    • ‘Several well-dressed older women shot them disdainful looks before looking away, noses upturned.’
    • ‘The railway people were disdainful of their customers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Very few movies seem as disdainful of their audience to quite the degree of this one.’
    • ‘There prevails at present, an attitude that is all at once, mutually suspicious, disdainful and hostile.’
    • ‘They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some faculty members seem to express a condescending, at times almost disdainful, attitude.’
    • ‘Many qualitative researchers are disdainful of approaches to research that entail the imposition of predetermined formats on the social world.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The woman strode past him with a disdainful sneer and entering the temple, glanced about.’
    • ‘His face was cold and disdainful, and his back was straight with haughty pride.’
    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/