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- 1. contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful, disrespectful (vs. respectful)
- usage: expressing extreme contempt
- 2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, proud (vs. humble)
- usage: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
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