Adjective "disdainful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Showing contempt or lack of respect.
  1. 'The railway people were disdainful of their customers.'
  2. 'The simple words oozed with disdainful contempt that seemed to pass unnoticed.'
  3. 'The woman strode past him with a disdainful sneer and entering the temple, glanced about.'
  4. 'They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.'
  5. 'Many qualitative researchers are disdainful of approaches to research that entail the imposition of predetermined formats on the social world.'
  6. 'No one was openly hostile, but a few exhibited a rather disdainful sneer as they walked by.'
  7. 'I'm not arguing that employers should be disdainful of their workers' happiness.'
  8. 'Very few movies seem as disdainful of their audience to quite the degree of this one.'
  9. 'Some faculty members seem to express a condescending, at times almost disdainful, attitude.'
  10. 'It would be arrogant and disdainful of you to assume that glorious mantle by yourself.'


1. full of or showing disdain; scornful.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be disdainful of things."

"people can be disdainful of opponents."

"ends can be disdainful as anies."

"people can be disdainful."

"attitudes can be disdainful."

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