Posted by: Natalie | April 1, 2010

Word of the Day: Disdain

I love my boyfriend, I do, but he is very good at showing the world today’s word . . .


Word Origins:

‘Disdain’ meaning scorn or contempt, originally came from the Old French, desdeign. This was based on the Latin dedignari, made from de – meaning, ‘expressing reversal’ and dignari, meaning ‘to consider worthy’.

Urban Dictionary Definition:

  1. Intense scorn: Extreme contempt or disgust for something or somebody. It’s pretty much the same as dispising someone.
  2. to look on with scorn; seggragation; to be haten’

Nat’s Definition:

  • That slightly mocking tone in which many of my friends converse.
  • What you feel when you encounter someone truly stupid.
  • What Steve ‘jokingly’ looks at me with (at least I hope it is jokingly!)
  • A feeling that has grown in me the more I realise a lot of people just don’t seem to grow up, but continue to live as if they are still the cool kids at school.
  • A very cutting look.

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