I'm looking for a word or an idiom which describes someone who underestimates people's problems because he/she has got a better position or much more money in his/her life.

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    Selfish and/or egotistical. – Mari-Lou A Apr 29 at 9:13
  • I don't think you're going to find any word that means underestimating (or not caring about) somebody else's problems because you have a better position. I could underestimate or not care about other people's problems even though I'm not at all rich—and that attitude could be expressed by the same word. – Jason Bassford Apr 29 at 11:05
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    Spoiled, but it may be a colloquialism (US, SE Region). – KannE Apr 29 at 12:59
  • An underestimater! – Carly Apr 29 at 15:49
  • @JasonBassford let's consider what i'm about to tell you.for example i'm broke, there is no money to live and i'm talking to my friend who is so rich and i feel so desprate and hopeless then my friend comes up with opinions like "it's not a big deal" in a humaliating way.how can i describe this kinda person? as in my native language we have a proverb meaning a person who doesn't underestand people's situations because she/he has better greater more things – Amir Razavi Apr 29 at 15:57

You could say perhaps: that person is blasé.

bla·sé (blä-zā′)
1. Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence.
2. Unconcerned; nonchalant: had a blasé attitude about housecleaning.
3. Very sophisticated.


Such a haughty person showing scornful attitude towards others and considers other's problem(s) as derisory problem(s) can be qualified with following adjectives: disdainful, Swaggering, and sniffy.

According to Merriam-Webster

disdainful (adjective)

full of or expressing contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior.

"The railway people were disdainful of their customers."

According to vocabulary.com the word swaggering is defined as:

Swaggering (adjective)

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

"But when circumstances force her to return to her “shabby” family’s West Yorkshire estate to help get their financial house in order, her entrepreneurial knowledge and swaggering confidence shock the locals."

sniffy (adjective) according to Merriam-Webster

having or expressing a haughty attitude.

"Britain has always had a sniffy attitude towards craftsmen."

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