Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun disdain

2 senses of disdain

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")
       => dislike -- (a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive")

Sense 2
condescension, disdain, patronage -- (a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient)
       => disparagement, depreciation, derogation -- (a communication that belittles somebody or something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb disdain

2 senses of disdain

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")
       => hate, detest -- (dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians")

Sense 2
reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down -- (reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances")
       => refuse, decline -- (show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike")

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