Posted by: retarigan | October 7, 2015

Word Dictionary [071015]


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…)

pronunciation: dɪsˈdeɪn

from Oxford: disdain

n. & v.
–n. scorn; contempt.
–v.tr.
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

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