Word of the day: disdain
Definition: n. scorn; contempt.
Synonyms: contempt, scorn
Etymology: ME f. OF desdeign(ier) ult. f. L dedignari (as DE-, dignari f. dignus worthy) (more…)
from Oxford: disdain
n. & v.
–n. scorn; contempt.
1 regard with disdain.
2 think oneself superior to; reject (disdained his offer; disdained to enter; disdained answering).
Etymology: ME f. OF desdeign(ier) ult. f. L dedignari (as DE-, dignari f. dignus worthy)
from Wordnet: disdain
n 1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike [syn: contempt, scorn]
2: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient [syn: condescension, patronage]
v 1: 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” [syn: contemn, despise, scorn]
2: reject with contempt; “She spurned his advances” [syn: reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, turn down]
Quote of the day: Always remember that the future comes one day at a time. by Dean Acheson
Birthday of the day: Étienne Pasquier; Étienne Pasquier (7 June 1529 – 1 September 1615), French lawyer and man of letters, was born at Paris, on 7 June 1529 by his own account, according to others a year earlier. He was called to the Paris bar in 1549.
Joke of the day: The manager of a large office asked a new employee to come into his office. ‘What is your name?,’ was the first thing the manager asked. ‘John,’ the new guy replied. The manager scowled. ‘Look, I don’t know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked at before, but I don’t call anyone by their first name! It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority,’ he said. ‘I refer to my employees by their last name only – Smith, Jones, Baker – that’s all. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?’ The new guy sighed and said, ‘Darling. My name is John Darling.’ The manager said, ‘Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you…’
Thought of the day: Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Fact of the day: 421 – Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia. The wedding was celebrated at Constantinople (Byzantine Empire).
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