ETYM Old Eng. desdain, disdein, Old Fren. desdein, desdaing, French dédain, from the verb. Related to Disdain.
A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
1. To feel contempt for; to regard with aversion.
2. To refuse or abstain from because of disdain
3. To treat as beneath one's notice or dignity