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Definitions for contemptuous
kənˈtɛmp tʃu əscon·temp·tu·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful(adj)

    expressing extreme contempt


  1. contemptuous(Adjective)

    showing contempt; expressing disdain; showing a lack of respect.

    I don't know that guy, but he just gave me a contemptuous look.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contemptuous(adj)

    manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful

Editors Contribution

  1. contemptuous

    showing contempt ,scornful

    she was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 6, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemptuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemptuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of contemptuous in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Grassley:

    The nominee is an innocent victim of the State Department’s contemptuous failures to respond to congressional inquiries.

  2. Raha Bahreini:

    The fact that there were two executions in less than two weeks just shows how indifferent and contemptuous the Iranian authorities are of their obligations.

  3. Friends Weekend Tucker Carlson:

    His words, which were motivated obviously, might be seen as contemptuous, not just to the administration but of America or American policy and that’s not good for Israel’s long-term security.

  4. Empowerment Minister Patrick Zhuwao:

    Businesses have continued to disregard Zimbabwe's indigenisation laws as if daring our President and his government to do something about their contemptuous behaviour, it's either you comply or you close shop.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    We saw a witness instructed by the White House completely contemptuous of Congress who refused to answer relevant questions, just another instance of obstruction of Congress, and that's what article 3 of the Nixon impeachment was.

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  • مزدرArabic
  • надменен, презрителенBulgarian
  • pohrdavýCzech
  • desdeñosoSpanish
  • halveksuva, epäkunnioittava, halventava, halveksivaFinnish
  • dédaigneux, méprisantFrench
  • sprezzante, sdegnosoItalian
  • minachtingDutch
  • pogardliwyPolish
  • презрительный, надменный, пренебрежительныйRussian

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