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Disdainful vs. Imperious

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Disdainfuladjective

Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy.

‘He was disdainful of those he thought of as the little people. He openly sneered at them. They mocked him behind his back.’; ‘She glimpsed at the people whom she had left behind, and smirked in the most disdainful manner towards them.’;

Imperiousadjective

Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

Disdainfuladjective

Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty.

‘From theseTurning disdainful to an equal good.’;

Imperiousadjective

Urgent.

Disdainfuladjective

expressing extreme contempt

Imperiousadjective

(obsolete) Imperial or regal.

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Disdainfuladjective

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy;

‘some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines’; ‘haughty aristocrats’; ‘his lordly manners were offensive’; ‘walked with a prideful swagger’; ‘very sniffy about breaches of etiquette’; ‘his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air’; ‘shaggy supercilious camels’; ‘a more swaggering mood than usual’;

Imperiousadjective

Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.

‘Therefore, great lords, be, as your titles witness,Imperious.’;

Imperiousadjective

Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.

‘This imperious man will work us allFrom princes into pages.’; ‘His bold, contemptuous, and imperious spirit soon made him conspicuous.’;

Imperiousadjective

Imperative; urgent; compelling.

‘Imperious need, which can not be withstood.’;

Imperiousadjective

able to deal authoritatively with affairs;

‘dismissed the matter with an imperious wave of her hand’;

Imperiousadjective

arrogant and domineering

‘his imperious demands’;

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