Posted by: retarigan | May 7, 2016

Word Dictionary [070516]


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

Sejong the Great

Sejong the Great

Birthday of the day: Sejong the Great; Sejong the Great (May 7, 1397 – May 18, 1450, r. 1418–1450) was the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. During his regency, he reinforced Confucian policies and executed major legal amendments (공법; 貢法). He also used the creation of Hangul and the advancement of technology to expand his territory. He is the third son of King Taejong and Queen-Consort WonKyeong-Min.

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…’

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