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used in War and Peace

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


to reject as not good enough
  • The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.
    Book Two — 1805 (14% in)
disdainfully = with a lack of respect
  • And sighing disdainfully, he again changed his position.
    Book One — 1805 (14% in)
  • He felt offended, and without his noticing it the feeling of offense immediately turned into one of disdain which was quite uncalled for.
    Book Two — 1805 (45% in)
  • His eyes narrowed disdainfully, he entered the room of the Minister of War with peculiarly deliberate steps.
    Book Two — 1805 (45% in)
  • This feeling of disdain was heightened when he saw the minister seated at a large table reading some papers and making pencil notes on them, and for the first two or three minutes taking no notice of his arrival.
    Book Two — 1805 (45% in)
  • He looked with disdain at the endless confused mass of detachments, carts, guns, artillery, and again baggage wagons and vehicles of all kinds overtaking one another and blocking the muddy road, three and sometimes four abreast.
    Book Two — 1805 (59% in)
  • The round, steady, hawk's eyes looked before him eagerly and rather disdainfully, not resting on anything although his movements were still slow and measured.
    Book Two — 1805 (80% in)
  • I got him his appointment in the service," said the prince disdainfully.
    Book Three — 1805 (18% in)
  • Prince Andrew was struck by the extraordinarily disdainful composure with which Speranski answered the old man.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (16% in)
  • Nicholas knew that this Daniel, disdainful of everybody and who considered himself above them, was all the same his serf and huntsman.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (13% in)
  • But this was only a momentary feeling and Count Rostopchin smiled disdainfully at himself.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (64% in)
  • Its furry tail stood up firm and round as a plume, its bandy legs served it so well that it would often gracefully lift a hind leg and run very easily and quickly on three legs, as if disdaining to use all four.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (50% in)
  • The very qualities that had been a hindrance, if not actually harmful, to him in the world he had lived in—his strength, his disdain for the comforts of life, his absent-mindedness and simplicity—here among these people gave him almost the status of a hero.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (63% in)

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