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used in Frankenstein

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a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority


to reject as not good enough
  • Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me.
    Chapter 10 (79% in)
disdain = reject as not good enough
  • By one of those caprices of the mind which we are perhaps most subject to in early youth, I at once gave up my former occupations, set down natural history and all its progeny as a deformed and abortive creation, and entertained the greatest disdain for a would-be science which could never even step within the threshold of real knowledge.
    Chapter 2 (91% in)
  • He approached; his countenance bespoke bitter anguish, combined with disdain and malignity, while its unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes.
    Chapter 10 (48% in)
  • I dared not think that they would turn them from me with disdain and horror.
    Chapter 15 (59% in)

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