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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disdainful  \Dis*dain"ful\,  a. 
  Full  of  disdain;  expressing  disdain;  scornful;  contemptuous; 
  haughty. 
 
  From  these  Turning  disdainful  to  an  equal  good. 
  --Akenside. 
  --  {Dis*dain"ful*ly},  adv  --  {Dis*dain"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disdainful 
  adj  1:  expressing  extreme  contempt  [syn:  {contemptuous},  {insulting}, 
  {scornful}] 
  2:  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";  "shaggy  supercilious 
  camels";  "a  more  swaggering  mood  than  usual"-  W.L.Shirer 
  [syn:  {haughty},  {lordly},  {prideful},  {sniffy},  {supercilious}, 
  {swaggering}] 




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