Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "disdainful":

  1. He died in his bed, with his mind full of their last disdainful words, and now they could never go to him and say: " Don't take any notice of it, Bjerregrav; we didn't mean to be unkind." - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
  2. And therefore be not grieved, O you that are the tempted, persecuted, afflicted, sighing, praying saints of the Lord, though your adversaries look upon you now with a disdainful, surly, rugged, proud, and haughty countenance, yet the time shall come when they shall spy you in Abraham's bosom! - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  3. Melrose's hand made a disdainful movement. - "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.