verb (used with object)
to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneath oneself:
to disdain replying to an insult.
a feeling of contempt for anything regarded as unworthy; haughty contempt; scorn.
a feeling or show of superiority and dislike; contempt; scorn
(transitive; may take an infinitive) to refuse or reject with disdain
[dih-spar-ij-muh nt] /dɪˈspær ɪdʒ mənt/ noun 1. the act of disparaging. 2. something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.
adjective 1. that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.
[dih-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-ey-] /dɪˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃiˈeɪ-/ noun 1. an act or instance of dissociating. 2. the state of being dissociated; disjunction; separation: the dissociation of church and state. 3. Physical Chemistry. the reversible resolution or decomposition of a complex substance into simpler constituents caused by variation in physical conditions, as when water gradually decomposes […]
noun 1. the act or process of resolving or dissolving into parts or elements. 2. the resulting state. 3. the undoing or breaking of a bond, tie, union, partnership, etc. 4. the breaking up of an assembly or organization; dismissal; dispersal. 5. Government. an order issued by the head of a state terminating a parliament […]