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disdain
used in The Adventures of Augie March

4 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
  • But this martial true-blood pride of Simon's disqualified him for the crafty task to be done at the dispensary; he was too disdainful to lie and might denounce everybody instead.
    Chapter 1 (16% in)
  • At the shrieks he caused I nearly heard her comment of disdain, a disdain of which Simon was not all innocent either.
    Chapter 11 (46% in)
  • At the shrieks he caused I nearly heard her comment of disdain, a disdain of which Simon was not all innocent either.
    Chapter 11 (46% in)
  • Perhaps there was a disdain about him for the double powerlessness of creatures, first to oppose love and then to be free of the consequences.
    Chapter 12 (42% in)

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