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 for disdainful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disdainful \Dis*dain"ful\, a.
     Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous;
     [1913 Webster]
           From these
           Turning disdainful to an equal good.     --Akenside.
     -- Dis*dain"ful*ly, adv. -- Dis*dain"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous,
             disdainful, insulting, scornful]
      2: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
         those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful
         of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty
         aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked
         with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of
         etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious
         air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn:
         disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly,
         overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "disdainful":
     abjuratory, arrogant, audacious, bold, brash, brassy, brazen,
     bumptious, cavalier, challenging, cheeky, clannish, cliquish,
     cocky, cold, contemptuous, contumelious, cool, daring, declinatory,
     defiant, defying, derisive, despising, dismissive, disregardful,
     exclusive, familiar, forward, greatly daring, haughty,
     high and mighty, highfalutin, hoity-toity, hubristic, impertinent,
     impudent, insolent, insulting, jeering, lordly, mocking, obtrusive,
     overpresumptuous, overweening, pert, pompous, presuming,
     presumptuous, prideful, procacious, proud, pushy, regal,
     regardless of consequences, rejective, renunciative, saucy,
     scornful, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty,
     stuck-up, supercilious, superior, toploftical, toplofty, uppish,
     uppity, withering

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