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disdain
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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

or:

to reject as not good enough
  • The boatman nodded towards the north of the bay with some disdain.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (91% in)
disdain = lack of respect
  • His mouth continued to twitch unspeaking in nervous curls of disdain.
    Episode 7 — Aeolus (65% in)
  • In disdain she saunters away, plump as a pampered pouter pigeon, humming the duet from Don Giovanni.
    Episode 15 — Circe (7% in)

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