1. [ adjective ] expressing extreme contempt
Synonyms: contemptuous scornful insulting
Related terms: disrespectful
2. [ adjective ] having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
Synonyms: swaggering supercilious haughty sniffy prideful lordly

"some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other disciplines" "haughty aristocrats" "his lordly manners were offensive" "walked with a prideful swagger"

Related terms: proud
Similar spelling:   disdainfully