It's an open but dirty secret in liberal circles that their disdain for the Tea Party movement is tinged with jealousy.
People often note, sometimes with disdain, that celebrities bring their fame to bear on issues of importance to society.
Franzen is making a larger point about that, and our media-saturated culture, and the disdain he has for the state of things.
His look of disdain at my question lingers as he pronounces laconically: “We kill them.”
In an interview this week with MSNBC, Reid attempted to separate his disdain for the Kochs from his affection for Adelson.
Learning, which revived under Francis the First in France, did not disdain to cultivate this small flower of wit.
I disdain to spoil my eyes or waste my time by newspaper-reading.
The severer pencil of Mendoza does not disdain the same warm colouring for the portrait of the Morisco beauty.
They cherish poodles, particularly post-mortem; they disdain swine.
It is not because we love too little, but because our love is worthy of each other, that we disdain to make love a curse!
mid-14c., desdegne "scorn, contempt," earlier dedeyne "offended dignity" (c.1300), from Old French desdeigne, from desdeignier (see disdain (v.)). Sometimes in early Modern English shortened to sdain, sdainful. Related: disdainful; disdainfully.