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Definition of contemptuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    contemptuous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//kənˈtɛmptʃuəs//
     
     
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  1. 1feeling or showing that you have no respect for someone or something synonym scornful
  2. 2 She gave him a contemptuous look. The company has shown a contemptuous disregard for Henry's complaints. contemptuous of somebody/something He was contemptuous of everything I did.
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adverb to laugh contemptuously
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