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Dishes prepared by Child, she snorted disdainfully, were merely good hotel fare, nothing special.

The general public used it disdainfully, but it was meaningful.

Hannah Arendt complained disdainfully about the "art of being happy ... between dog and cat and flowerpot."

In the suit, the preschool classroom was described disdainfully as "just one big playroom."

As for Hillary Clinton, once the darling of the pro-Israel community, “she is just an employee,” Foxman says disdainfully.

Dazzled by the more lavish gifts, she looked listlessly and disdainfully at bodkins, three for twopence.

He took the ten-dollar bank note from his pocket, straightened out the wrinkles and looked at it disdainfully.

My father stopped, looked at me disdainfully, and contented himself with saying, "I believe you are mad."

She smiled disdainfully, and a few deep wrinkles appeared on her pallid cheeks.

Instead they obey the clucking of the mother hen, and "tweet" disdainfully at their haughty sire.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disdainfully, such as: skeptically, suspiciously, askew, disapprovingly, dubiously, and obliquely.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.