"disdain" in the noun sense
1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
"he was held in contempt"
"the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
2. condescension, disdain, patronage
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
"disdain" in the verb sense
1. contemn, despise, scorn, disdain
look down on with disdain
"He despises the people he has to work for"
"The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
2. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down
reject with contempt
"She spurned his advances"
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