Disdainful

Disdainful (adjective) – felling strong dislike or disapproval for something or someone you think does not deserve respect.

This was found in “A Jury of Her Peers,” on page 266, 4th paragraph. “Then, as if releasing herself from something strange, Mrs. Hale began to arrange the dirty pans under the sink, which the country attorney’s disdainful push of the foot had deranged.”

Knowing the definition of the word, I now understand that the attorney disapproved of the conditions of the house, which included the dirty towels and dirty pans.

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