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1(tone/manner) despectivo(tone/manner) desdeñosoto be disdainful toward / of sth — despreciar / desdeñar algo
- she's very disdainful toward her colleagues — se muestra desdeñosa con sus colegas
- It was always difficult, despite the president's disdainful silence on the subject, to imagine that all this was going on without his knowledge.
- He held his head stiffly with his nose angled upward and his lips pursed with a superior, disdainful expression.
- Some faculty members seem to express a condescending, at times almost disdainful, attitude.
- The woman strode past him with a disdainful sneer and entering the temple, glanced about.
- Many qualitative researchers are disdainful of approaches to research that entail the imposition of predetermined formats on the social world.
- No one was openly hostile, but a few exhibited a rather disdainful sneer as they walked by.
- Several well-dressed older women shot them disdainful looks before looking away, noses upturned.
- Though her words were perfectly respectful, there was a disdainful tone to her voice.
- Several of the priests in the procession looked over the crowd with disdainful, superior expressions.
- She looked haughty and stuck-up, her face disdainful as she looked down at me.
- It's all in that gaze, simultaneously serene and disdainful.
- His face was cold and disdainful, and his back was straight with haughty pride.
- Very few movies seem as disdainful of their audience to quite the degree of this one.
- The simple words oozed with disdainful contempt that seemed to pass unnoticed.
- Her disdainful tone dismissed the idea of anyone desirable sending love letters.
- It would be arrogant and disdainful of you to assume that glorious mantle by yourself.
- There prevails at present, an attitude that is all at once, mutually suspicious, disdainful and hostile.
- The railway people were disdainful of their customers.
- They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.
- I'm not arguing that employers should be disdainful of their workers' happiness.
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