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Dictionary definition for: Disdain

1. (n) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt" "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

4. (v) reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

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