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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.
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contemptuous

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

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contemptuous

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

contemptuous

[kənˈtemptjʊəs] ADJ [person] → desdeñoso (of con) [manner] → despreciativo, desdeñoso; [gesture] → despectivo
to be contemptuous ofdesdeñar, menospreciar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

contemptuous

[kənˈtɛmptʃuəs] adj [person, laugh] → dédaigneux/euse, méprisant(e)
to be contemptuous of sb/sth → mépriser qn/qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

contemptuous

[kənˈtɛmptjʊəs] adj (person) contemptuous (of)sprezzante (di); (manner, gesture) → sprezzante, altezzoso/a, sdegnoso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
The prince's manner of treating the very people who, to Vronsky's surprise, were ready to descend to any depths to provide him with Russian amusements, was contemptuous. His criticisms of Russian women, whom he wished to study, more than once made Vronsky crimson with indignation.
"Dogged your grandmother!" 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. His whole demeanor I can describe only as disagreeably engaging.
Thwackum put on a contemptuous sneer at this, and replied, "Ay, ay, I will venture him with you.
and how do you get on with that German?" asked Rostov, with a contemptuous smile.
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.