Contemptuous Definition & Meaning


Contemptuous meaning

Contemptuous

Definition & Meaning

(adj.) | Pronunciation - kənˈtemp.tʃu.əs

Definition 

If you are contemptuous of someone or something, you do not like or respect them at all.


Contemptuous in a sentence

 She gave a contemptuous laugh.

➣ He has always been openly contemptuous of authority.

➣ They were contemptuous of private farmers.

➣ As one of the senior members of the Senate, she was openly contemptuous of its junior members.


Synonyms & Antonyms for contemptuous


Synonyms

disrespectful, scornful, abhorrent, disdainful, insulting, sniffy, arrogant, insolent, derisive, derisory, supercilious, high and mighty, on one's high horse, mocking, sneering, taunting, derogatory


Antonyms

respectful, courteous, polite, gracious, admiring, applauding, appreciative, approving                                                       


Other words from contemptuous

contemptuously (adverb)
contemptuousness (noun)


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Aghast

grin from ear to ear

Courteous

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