disdainfully disdainfully

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) in a proud and domineering manner
  2. (adv) without respect; in a disdainful manner

Usage(s):

  1. And he did so not aloofly or disdainfully as do many modern stars but with an infectious joy that caused even the teams over which he triumphed to share in his pleasure .
  2. Surveying his tourist-crowded tables last week, a Doney manager said disdainfully: "When people ask us where the Caf de Paris is, we tell them.
  3. While Sudan's Islamist government foments war there and disdainfully drags its heels over the implementation of a peace plan, the dervishes follow a mystical Sufi Muslim tradition .

News

  • The Left nut: Politics is a joke

    The word “politics” has grown plenty of negative connotations. We have come to associate politics with a bunch of greedy, self-serving old men in suits who take themselves too seriously. Kids (and some adults) disdainfully skip right over the news as they scroll through television channels on Saturday mornings, instead opting for cartoons. There is a reason for this: cartoons, unlike news ...
    on October 17, 2013     Source: The California Aggie

Quotes

  1. "Renaming must not be conducted in a manner befitting Mao's Cultural Revolution, in which names and events that do not fit into the ruling party's liberation narrative are disdainfully [r]ejected," Buthelezi said. "While I know that the...
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Mangosuthu Buthelezi Source: Independent Online

  2. "You can't help that," Mosher agrees. "Your personal feelings are going to come through. To be disdainfully impersonal is almost impossible, even though I know that's how journalism is defined. But I think that's okay as long as you reserve...
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Terry Mosher Source: The Gazette (Montreal)

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