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disdain
used in Babbitt

2 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
  • In growing meekness Babbitt went on waiting till Hanson casually reappeared with a quart of gin—what is euphemistically known as a quart—in his disdainful long white hands.
    Chapter 8 (26% in)
  • The barbers snatched steaming towels from a machine like a howitzer of polished nickel and disdainfully flung them away after a second's use.
    Chapter 24 (44% in)

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