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In their early histories, US federal agencies were resistant to and even disdainful of prescribed burning.
PRESCRIBED BURNS CAN KEEP WILDFIRES IN CHECK. SO WHY ARE POLITICIANS STANDING IN THE WAY?MADELINE OSTRANDER/UNDARKOCTOBER 27, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
They have been particularly disdainful of charters such as Uncommon Schools, where Lemov is a managing director and where students from low-income families have shown high achievement.
AUTHOR OF TEACHER BESTSELLERS WARNS AGAINST FLAWED SOCIAL JUSTICE CONCEPTSJAY MATHEWSSEPTEMBER 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The stranger turned, and stared at Garnache with a look of wonder that artfully changed to one of disdainful recognition.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
As to the chapter of his loves, he for ever placed a seal upon his fine and disdainful lips.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
He is more inclined to be restless than to be haughty or disdainful; he is only uncomfortable to himself.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
The proud and disdainful will find precisely in society the contrary of what they expect, which is to be esteemed.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Eliza, glancing at Miss Prall, took her cue and looked disdainful of the whole affair.
IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
But her marble figure remained impassive, her white lips curled in disdainful smile.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
"Your medicine is good, Giaour," she said, with the ghost of a disdainful laugh.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
He was aware of every inch of her disdainful, impish presence as she stood there watching him from a corner of one eye.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DISDAINFUL

  • arrogant
  • cavalier
  • cocky
  • conceited
  • contemptuous
  • disdainful
  • egotistic
  • egotistical
  • haughty
  • high-handed
  • highfalutin
  • hoity-toity
  • imperious
  • lofty
  • lordly
  • on high horse
  • overbearing
  • presumptuous
  • sniffy
  • snobbish
  • snooty
  • snotty
  • stuck-up
  • stuffy
  • superior
  • uppity
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