One entry found for contemptuous.
Main Entry: con·temp·tu·ous
Pronunciation: kn-tem(p)-ch(-w)s, -tem(p)sh-ws
Function: adjective : feeling or showing contempt - con·temp·tu·ous·lyadverb - con·temp·tu·ous·nessnoun synonymsCONTEMPTUOUS, SCORNFUL, DISDAINFUL mean feeling or showing a lack of respect or concern. CONTEMPTUOUS suggests a lofty attitude toward whatever one hates <contemptuous of cowards>. SCORNFUL suggests anger and disgust often expressed in mockery <scornful of their customs and traditions>. DISDAINFUL suggests proudly considering someone or something as not worthy of one's notice <disdainful of people who were not as rich as they were>.