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

  Disdain \Dis*dain"\ (?; 277), n. [OE. desdain, disdein, OF.
     desdein, desdaing, F. d['e]dain, fr. the verb. See Disdain,
     v. t.]
     1. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything
        as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
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              How my soul is moved with just disdain! --Pope.
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     Note: Often implying an idea of haughtiness.
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                 Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes.
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     2. That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with
        contempt and aversion. [Obs.]
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              Most loathsome, filthy, foul, and full of vile
              disdain.                              --Spenser.
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     3. The state of being despised; shame. [Obs.] --Shak.
     Syn: Haughtiness; scorn; contempt; arrogance; pride. See
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disdain \Dis*dain"\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disdained;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Disdaining.] [OE. disdainen, desdainen, OF.
     desdeigner, desdaigner, F. d['e]daigner; des- (L. dis-) +
     daigner to deign, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy. See
     1. To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as,
        to disdain to do a mean act.
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              Disdaining . . . that any should bear the armor of
              the best knight living.               --Sir P.
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     2. To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving
        one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base
        acts, character, etc.
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              When the Philistine . . . saw David, he disdained
              him; for he was but a youth.          --1 Sam. xvii.
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              'T is great, 't is manly to disdain disguise.
     Syn: To contemn; despise; scorn. See Contemn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disdain \Dis*dain"\, v. i.
     To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be
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           And when the chief priests and scribes saw the marvels
           that he did . . . they disdained.        --Genevan
                                                    (Matt. xxi.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense
           dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which
           outsiders were held is legendary" [syn: contempt,
           disdain, scorn, despite]
      2: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing
         the recipient [syn: condescension, disdain, patronage]
      v 1: look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has
           to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't
           catch on immediately" [syn: contemn, despise, scorn,
      2: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" [syn:
         reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh,
         disdain, turn down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  152 Moby Thesaurus words for "disdain":
     abhor, abjure, airs, antipathetic, antipathy, aristocratic disdain,
     arrogance, arrogant, audacity, averse, aversion, be above,
     be contemptuous of, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness,
     brassiness, bravado, brazenness, brush aside, bumptiousness,
     care nothing for, cavalier, cavalierness, cheekiness, chuck,
     chuck out, clannishness, cliquishness, cockiness, contemn,
     contempt, contemptuousness, contradict, contumeliousness,
     contumely, daring, daringness, decline, defial, defiance, defying,
     denigrate, deny, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derision, despisal,
     despise, despising, despite, disapprove, discard, disclaim,
     discommend, discount, disdainful, disdainfulness, dismiss, disown,
     disparage, disparagement, dispraise, disprize, disregard, disvalue,
     dump on, except, exclude, exclusiveness, feel contempt for,
     feel superior to, flout, forswear, fuss, haughtiness, haughty,
     hauteur, high-and-mighty, hold beneath one, hold cheap,
     hold in contempt, hold in derision, ignore, impertinence,
     impudence, insolence, insolent, insult, laugh at, laugh to scorn,
     loftiness, look down upon, lordly, misprize, morgue, overbearing,
     pass by, pass up, pertness, pick and choose, push aside, put down,
     rank low, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to consider, reject,
     rejecting, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, ridicule,
     sauciness, scoff at, scorn, scornfulness, scorning, scout,
     scouting, set at defiance, set at naught, shove away, slight,
     slight over, sneer at, sneeze at, sniff at, sniffiness,
     snobbishness, snootiness, snort at, snottiness, sovereign contempt,
     spurn, spurning, supercilious, superciliousness, superior,
     think nothing of, throw away, throw out, toploftiness,
     treat with contempt, turn away, turn out, unsympathetic, waive

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