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disdain
used in Gone with the Wind

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
  • She made a point of giving a disdainful look to every soldier she met,
    4.33 (51% in)
disdainful = condescending (showing a lack of respect)
  • He would disdain the bridge and swim his horse through the river and come home roaring, to be put to bed on the sofa in the office by Pork who always waited up with a lamp in the front hall on such occasions.
    1.5 (45% in)
  • Her iron-gray hair was eked out by a curled false fringe that was proudly brown and disdained to match the rest of her hair.
    2.8 (42% in)

There are no more uses of "disdain" in Gone with the Wind.

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