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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·dain /dɪsˈden/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·dain v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disdained p. pr. & vb. n. Disdaining.]
 1. To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
    Disdaining . . . that any should bear the armor of the best knight living.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 2. To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc.
    When the Philistine . . . saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth.   --1 Sam. xvii. 42.
    'T is great, 't is manly to disdain disguise.   --Young.
 Syn: -- To contemn; despise; scorn. See Contemn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·dain n.
 1. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
    How my soul is moved with just disdain!   --Pope.
 Note: Often implying an idea of haughtiness.
    Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes.   --Shak.
 2. That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion. [Obs.]
    Most loathsome, filthy, foul, and full of vile disdain.   --Spenser.
 3. The state of being despised; shame. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Haughtiness; scorn; contempt; arrogance; pride. See Haughtiness.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·dain, v. i. To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.
    And when the chief priests and scribes saw the marvels that he did . . . they disdained.   --Genevan Testament (Matt. xxi. 15).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike;
           "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which
           outsiders were held is legendary" [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]