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used in Pygmalion

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


to reject as not good enough
  • He takes off his hat to Mrs. Pearce, who disdains the salutation and goes out.
    Act 2 (96% in)
disdains = ignores (as though not worthy of her notice)
  • ; for although I well know how hard it is for a man of genius with a seriously underrated subject to maintain serene and kindly relations with the men who underrate it, and who keep all the best places for less important subjects which they profess without originality and sometimes without much capacity for them, still, if he overwhelms them with wrath and disdain, he cannot expect them to heap honors on him.
    Preface (80% in)
  • LIZA [disdainfully] Buy them yourself.
    Act 5 (59% in)

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