how to pronounce disdain


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disdain is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of disdain in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… dying because of the disdain for the …”

meanings of disdain


  1. The state of being despised; shame.
  2. A feeling of contempt or scorn.
  3. That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.


  1. To be indignant or offended.
  2. To regard (someone or something) with strong contempt.

disdain frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word disdain occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics disdain can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that disdain can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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