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disdainful

[dis-deyn-fuh l, dih-steyn-] /dɪsˈdeɪn fəl, dɪˈsteɪn-/
adjective
1.
full of or showing disdain; scornful.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; disdain + -ful
Related forms
disdainfully, adverb
disdainfulness, noun
Synonyms
contemptuous, haughty, contumelious.
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  • It seems that capuchins aren't willing to act disdainfully in the face of really good rewards.
  • The simple business of betting is of course ignored with a disdainfully turned shoulder.
British Dictionary definitions for disdainfully

disdainful

/dɪsˈdeɪnfʊl/
adjective
1.
showing or feeling disdain
Derived Forms
disdainfully, adverb
disdainfulness, noun
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