Definition of disdainful in English:

disdainful

adjective

  • Showing contempt or lack of respect.

    ‘with a last disdainful look, she turned toward the door’
    • ‘She looked haughty and stuck-up, her face disdainful as she looked down at me.’
    • ‘They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.’
    • ‘It would be arrogant and disdainful of you to assume that glorious mantle by yourself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was always difficult, despite the president's disdainful silence on the subject, to imagine that all this was going on without his knowledge.’
    • ‘Several well-dressed older women shot them disdainful looks before looking away, noses upturned.’
    • ‘The woman strode past him with a disdainful sneer and entering the temple, glanced about.’
    • ‘Very few movies seem as disdainful of their audience to quite the degree of this one.’
    • ‘The railway people were disdainful of their customers.’
    • ‘It's all in that gaze, simultaneously serene and disdainful.’
    • ‘Though her words were perfectly respectful, there was a disdainful tone to her voice.’
    • ‘No one was openly hostile, but a few exhibited a rather disdainful sneer as they walked by.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There prevails at present, an attitude that is all at once, mutually suspicious, disdainful and hostile.’
    contemptuous, scornful, full of contempt, derisive, sneering, withering, slighting, disparaging, disrespectful, condescending, patronizing, supercilious, haughty, superior, arrogant, proud, snobbish, lordly, aloof, indifferent, dismissive
    mocking, jeering, insolent, insulting
    high and mighty, hoity-toity, sniffy, snotty, on one's high horse, uppish
    contumelious
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Pronunciation:

disdainful

/disˈdānfəl/