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Meaning of disdain

dis•dain

Pronunciation: (dis-dān', di-stān'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
  2. to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneath oneself: to disdain replying to an insult.
—n.
  1. a feeling of contempt for anything regarded as unworthy; haughty contempt; scorn.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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