Pronunciation: (dis-dān', di-stān'), [key]
1. to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
2. 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.
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