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Definition of Contemptuous

Contemptuous

  1. Manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful.

Contemptuous Quotations

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
Andre Maurois

Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news.
John le Carre

There's an idea of the Plains as the middle of nowhere, something to be contemptuous of. But it's really a heroic place.
Ian Frazier
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Contemptuous Translations

contemptuous in Latin is despiciens
contemptuous in Spanish is despectivo

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