One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she looked at him with open disdain’
contempt, scorn, scornfulness, contemptuousness, derision, disrespect
disparagement, condescension, superciliousness, hauteur, haughtiness, arrogance, lordliness, snobbishness, aloofness, indifference, dismissiveness
distaste, dislike, disgust
archaic despite, contumely
1‘she disdained such vulgar exhibitionism’
scorn, deride, pour scorn on, regard with contempt, show contempt for, be contemptuous about, sneer at, sniff at, curl one's lip at, pooh-pooh, look down on, belittle, undervalue, slight
informal look down one's nose at, turn up one's nose at, thumb one's nose at
2‘she pointedly disdained his invitation to sit down’
spurn, reject, refuse, rebuff, disregard, ignore, snub
decline, turn down, brush aside
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