Definition of 'contemptuous'
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It is hard to imagine a more contemptuous attitude towards patient demand. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He looks disdainful and contemptuous and furious with his guests because he by and large is. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What arouses his fanaticism and prompts his excesses is the contemptuous indifference with which his advances are met. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Few then or now would be as openly contemptuous of the life of the mind as Grant. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Ministers seem almost contemptuous of public alarm at the changing face of Britain. The Sun (2006)As an athlete, she is almost contemptuous of fear. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They were blown away with contemptuous ease in the first few minutes in the south of France yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was almost contemptuous, certainly disrespectful to him who'd grown accustomed to respect. A Plague of Angels (1993)I've had passing acquaintance recently with the greed and contemptuous indifference of some London landlords. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Occasionally. contemptuous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'contemptuous'
British English: contemptuous ADJECTIVE
If you are contemptuous of someone or something, you do not like or respect them at all.
He was contemptuous of private farmers.
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