Synonyms of disdain


1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite, dislike

usage: 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, disparagement, depreciation, derogation

usage: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient


1. contemn, despise, scorn, disdain, hate, detest

usage: 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, refuse, decline

usage: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

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