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Definition of Contemptuous

Contemptuous
Contemptuous Con*temp"tu*ous (?; 135), a. Manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful. A proud, contemptuous behavior. --Hammond. Savage invective and contemptuous sarcasm. --Macaulay. Rome . . . entertained the most contemptuous opinion of the Jews. --Atterbury. Syn: Scornful; insolent; haughty; disdainful; supercilious; insulting; contumelious. Usage: Contemptuous, Contemptible. These words, from their similarity of sound, are sometimes erroneously interchanged, as when a person speaks of having ``a very contemptible opinion of another.' Contemptible is applied to that which is the object of contempt; as, contemptible conduct; acontemptible fellow. Contemptuous is applied to that which indicates contempt; as, a contemptuous look; a contemptuous remark; contemptuous treatment. A person, or whatever is personal, as an action, an expression, a feeling, an opinion, may be either contemptuous or contemptible; a thing may be contemptible, but can not be contemptuous.

Meaning of Contemptuous from wikipedia

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- had caused an "additional element of trauma" to his victims by his "contemptuous attitude" during the trial. On 7 November 2014, Clifford's appeal against...
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- States (2008 Edition) as follows: Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary...
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- reporter Barton Gellman, who called it "aggressively dishonest" and "contemptuous of fact." In August 2013, President Obama said that he had called for...
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