Definition: treat with scorn or contempt
Definition: treat with scorn or contempt
Sentences Containing 'disdain'
They had not long separated, when Miss Bingley came towards her, and with an expression of civil disdain accosted her:``So, Miss Eliza, I hear you are quite delighted with George Wickham!
Neither could anything be urged against my father, who, though with some peculiarities, has abilities Mr. Darcy himself need not disdain, and respectability which he will probably never reach.''
Our importance, our respectability in the world must be affected by the wild volatility, the assurance and disdain of all restraint which mark Lydia's character.
``If you believed it impossible to be true,''said Elizabeth, coloring with astonishment and disdain,``I wonder you took the trouble of coming so far.
`What, then,'said Vampa, raising his hand with a gesture of disdain, while Teresa, no longer able to restrain her alarm, clung closely to him,`do wolves rend each other?'
Albert's lips scarcely whispered``Good by,''but his look was more explicit; it expressed a whole poem of restrained anger, proud disdain, and generous indignation.
But for one whose privilege it was to agitate that ocean of human waves, how many were received with a look of indifference or a sneer of disdain!
Maximilian cast a look of disdain, almost of anger, on the count.
Many people possess them in great perfection, who disdain to make this use of them; and many more are capable of acquiring them, if any thing could be made honourably by them.
Such a person, too, though he cannot aspire at being a proprietor, will often disdain to be a farmer.
They are too proud to marry their equals, and women of quality disdain to marry them.
It is my earnest hope that Your Excellency's good counsel in regard to my honourable purpose, will not disdain the littleness of so humble a service.
But I, by some strange miracle, live on A prey to absence, jealousy, disdain; Racked by suspicion as by certainty; Forgotten, left to feed my flame alone.
Who would not give free access to distrust, Seeing disdain unveiled, and--bitter change!-- All his suspicions turned to certainties, And the fair truth transformed into a lie?
Thus, self-deluding, and in bondage sore, And wearing out the wretched shred of life To which I am reduced by her disdain, I'll give this soul and body to the winds, All hopeless of a crown of bliss in store.
They closed the grave with a heavy stone until a slab was ready which Ambrosio said he meant to have prepared, with an epitaph which was to be to this effect: Beneath the stone before your eyes The body of a lover lies; In life he was a shepherd swain, In death a victim to disdain.
We had parted angrily on the last occasion; and there was an air of disdain about her, which she took no pains to conceal.
But this animal seemed to receive my civilities with disdain, shook his head, and bent his brows, softly raising up his right fore-foot to remove my hand.
“At other times, if a female stranger came among them, three or four of her own sex would get about her, and stare, and chatter, and grin, and smell her all over; and then turn off with gestures, that seemed to express contempt and disdain.” Perhaps my master might refine a little in these speculations, which he had drawn from what he observed himself, or had been told him by others; however, I could not reflect without some amazement, and much sorrow, that the rudiments of lewdness, coquetry, censure, and scandal, should have place by instinct in womankind.
"Kill-e," cried Queequeg, twisting his tattooed face into an unearthly expression of disdain, "ah!
In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
And therefore, let not the knights of that honourable company (none of whom, I venture to say, have ever had to do with a whale like their great patron), let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain, since even in our woollen frocks and tarred trowsers we are much better entitled to St. George's decoration than they.
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::: knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
::: cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
::: sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin