Posted by: retarigan | March 7, 2016

Word Dictionary [070316]


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

Baldassare Peruzzi

Baldassare Peruzzi

Birthday of the day: Baldassare Peruzzi; Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi (7 March 1481 – 6 January 1537) was an Italian architect and painter, born in a small town near Siena and died in Rome. He worked for many years, beginning in 1520, under Bramante, Raphael, and later Sangallo during the erection of the new St. Peter’s. He returned to his native Siena after the Sack of Rome (1527) where he was employed as architect to the Republic. For the Sienese he built new fortifications for the city and designed (though did not build) a remarkable dam on the Bruna River near Giuncarico. He seems to have moved back to Rome by 1535.

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