- 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.
- 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.
NAmE//dɪsˈdeɪn//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disdain
he / she / it disdains
past simple disdained
-ing form disdaining