Etymology
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disdainful (adj.)

"contemptuous, scornful, haughty," 1540s, from disdain (n.) + -ful. Earlier was disdainous (late 14c.). Sometimes in early Modern English shortened to sdainful. Related: Disdainfully; disdainfulness.

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Definitions of disdainful

disdainful (adj.)
expressing extreme contempt;
disdainful (adj.)
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer;
some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
Synonyms: haughty / imperious / lordly / overbearing / prideful / sniffy / supercilious / swaggering
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