disdain
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disdain(
dihs
-
deyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (contempt)
a. el desdén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The town's doctor seemed to view the citizens with disdain.El doctor del pueblo parecía mirar con desdén a los ciudadanos.
b. el desprecio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bobby was off on a tirade again about his disdain for fast food.Bobby armó de nuevo una diatriba sobre su desprecio por la comida rápida.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to refuse)
a. desdeñar
Harold grabbed his cane and disdained his son's efforts to help him walk.Harold agarró su bastón y desdeñó los esfuerzos de su hijo por ayudarlo a caminar.
3. (to show contempt for)
a. despreciar
Several members of the scientific community disdained Maria's work at first.Algunos miembros de la comunidad científica despreciaron inicialmente el trabajo de María.
4. (to refuse; followed by a verb)
a. no dignarse a
Hector disdained to drink champagne from a Burgundy glass.Hector no se dignó a tomar champán en una copa para vino de Borgoña.
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disdain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el desdén m, desprecio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. desdeñar, despreciar
to disdain to do somethingno dignarse a hacer algo
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disdain [dɪsˈdeɪn]
noun
desdén (m); desprecio (m)
he always treated my culinary efforts with disdain
transitive verb
to disdain sth desdeñar or despreciar algo; to disdain to do sth no dignarse (a) hacer algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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