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English definition of “contemptuous”


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