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treat with scorn or contempt

The meaning of the word disdain is treat with scorn or contempt.

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laitylaypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
gestateevolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
arteryblood-vessel; CF. vein
prizepry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
staccatoplayed in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
incubusburden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
foresightability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
bizarrefantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
withstandstand up against; resist successfully
briskquick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor