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used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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


to reject as not good enough
  • So in the warm summer days the lonesome child sat on her stoop and pretended disdain for the group of children playing on the sidewalk.
    Chapter 13 (41% in)
disdain = a lack of respect or interest (because they are not good enough)
  • She had walked straight through McGarrity's front door disdaining the deviousness of the side door marked "Ladies' Entrance.
    Chapter 38 (45% in)

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