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English definition of “contemptuous”

contemptuous

adjective uk   /kənˈtemp.tju.əs/ us  
expressing contempt: a contemptuous manner/laugh He was very contemptuous of "popular" writers, whom he described as having no talent.Not liking
contemptuously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The waiter smiled contemptuously at anyone who didn't know which wine to order.Not liking
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