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used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

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


to reject as not good enough
  • And Antinous made harangue and spake among them: 'Good sirs, my friends, shun all disdainful words alike, lest someone hear and tell it even in the house.
    Book 4 (92% in)
  • Thenceforth disdain not thou the bed of the goddess, that she may deliver thy company and kindly entertain thee.
    Book 10 (54% in)
  • There is building beyond building, and the court of the house is cunningly wrought with a wall and battlements, and well-fenced are the folding doors; no man may hold it in disdain.
    Book 17 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "disdain" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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