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Definition of disdain verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disdain
    he / she / it disdains
    past simple disdained
    -ing form disdaining
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  1. 1disdain somebody/something to think that someone or something is not good enough to deserve your respect She disdained his offer of help. Immigrants accept the jobs disdained by the local workforce.
  2. 2disdain to do something to refuse to do something because you think that you are too important to do it He disdained to turn to his son for advice.
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