disdainful

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From disdain + -ful.

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disdainful (comparative more disdainful, superlative most disdainful)

  1. Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy.
    He was disdainful of those he thought of as the little people. He openly sneered at them. They mocked him behind his back.
    She glimpsed at the people whom she had left behind, and smirked in the most disdainful manner towards them.

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