contemptuous


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con·temp·tu·ous

 (kən-tĕmp′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.

con·temp′tu·ous·ly adv.
con·temp′tu·ous·ness n.

contemptuous

(kənˈtɛmptjʊəs)
adj
(when: predicative, often foll by of) showing or feeling contempt; disdainful
conˈtemptuously adv
conˈtemptuousness n

con•temp•tu•ous

(kənˈtɛmp tʃu əs)

adj.
showing or expressing contempt; scornful.
[1520–30; < Latin contemptus contempt + -ous]
con•temp′tu•ous•ly, adv.
con•temp′tu•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contemptuous - expressing extreme contempt
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"

contemptuous

adjective scornful, insulting, arrogant, withering, sneering, cavalier, condescending, haughty, disdainful, insolent, derisive, supercilious, high and mighty, on your high horse (informal) She gave a contemptuous little laugh and walked away.
civil, mannerly, humble, polite, gracious, respectful, courteous, deferential, obsequious

contemptuous

adjective
Showing scorn and disrespect toward (someone or something):
Translations
مُزدَرِ، مُسْتَخِف، مُسْتَهين
pohrdajícípohrdavý
foragtendehånende
fyrirlitningar-

contemptuous

[kənˈtemptjʊəs] ADJ [person] → desdeñoso (of con) [manner] → despreciativo, desdeñoso; [gesture] → despectivo
to be contemptuous ofdesdeñar, menospreciar

contemptuous

[kənˈtɛmptʃuəs] adj [person, laugh] → dédaigneux/euse, méprisant(e)
to be contemptuous of sb/sth → mépriser qn/qch

contemptuous

adj manner, gesture, lookgeringschätzig, verächtlich; personherablassend; laugh, sneer, remark, referenceverächtlich; to be contemptuous of somebody/somethingjdn/etw verachten; she was quite contemptuous of my offersie reagierte ziemlich verächtlich auf mein Angebot

contemptuous

[kənˈtɛmptjʊəs] adj (person) contemptuous (of)sprezzante (di); (manner, gesture) → sprezzante, altezzoso/a, sdegnoso/a

contempt

(kənˈtempt) noun
1. very low opinion; scorn. She spoke with utter contempt of her husband's behaviour.
2. disregard for the law.
conˈtemptible adjective
deserving contempt. His behaviour was contemptible.
conˈtemptibly adverb
conˈtemptuous (-tʃuəs) adjective
showing contempt. a contemptuous sneer.
conˈtemptuously adverb
References in classic literature ?
But for this prince he was an inferior, and his contemptuous and indulgent attitude to him revolted him.
said the Retraction, with contemptuous vulgarity of speech.
replied my Husband in a most nobly contemptuous Manner) and dost thou then imagine that there is no other support for an exalted mind (such as is my Laura's) than the mean and indelicate employment of Eating and Drinking?
Shimerda and Antonia always deferred to him, though he was often surly with them and contemptuous toward his father.
Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves adding -- joining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.
Trent swung him out of the way - a single contemptuous turn of the wrist, and Da Souza reeled against the mantelpiece.
His smile impressed me as cynical and a trifle contemptuous.
Thwackum put on a contemptuous sneer at this, and replied, "Ay, ay, I will venture him with you.
With a slightly contemptuous smile, he said: "Yes, there are many stories now told about that affair
And yet he was ashamed even before Sonia, whom he tortured because of it with his contemptuous rough manner.
While the lady at the needle kept up a little running, contemptuous comment:
Any one who had looked at him as the red light shone upon his pale face, strange straining eyes, and meagre form, would perhaps have understood the mixture of contemptuous pity, dread, and suspicion with which he was regarded by his neighbours in Raveloe.