Friday, November 4, 2011

disdain

disdain [ dis-DEYN, di-STEYN ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a feeling of hate or contempt
2. (tr. v.)to treat contemptuously or scornfully
3. (tr.v.) to regard as inferior or unworthy of taking notice of
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 His overtures to her were met with disdain.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 In a more controlled environment like debates he can get exasperated and has no problem showing his disdain for certain rivals -- most notably Mitt Romney during the Republican primary debates.