Dis·dain·ful a. Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty.
Turning disdainful to an equal good. --Akenside.
-- Dis*dain*ful*ly, adv. -- Dis*dain*ful*ness, n.
adj 1: expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous, insulting,
2: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
those one views as unworthy; "some economists are
disdainful of their colleagues in other social
disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners
were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very
sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my
clothes with a supercilious air"; "shaggy supercilious
camels"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
[syn: haughty, lordly, prideful, sniffy, supercilious,