contemptuous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"contemptuous" in British English

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contemptuousadjective

uk   us   /kənˈtemp.tju.əs/
expressingcontempt: a contemptuous ​manner/​laugh He was very contemptuous of "​popular" ​writers, whom he ​described as having no ​talent.
contemptuously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​waitersmiled contemptuously at anyone who didn't ​know which ​wine to ​order.
(Definition of contemptuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contemptuous" in American English

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contemptuousadjective

 us   /kənˈtem·tʃə·wəs/
expressing or ​feeling a ​lack of ​respect: As one of the ​seniormembers of the Senate, he was ​openly contemptuous of ​itsjuniormembers.
(Definition of contemptuous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contemptuous”
in Arabic مُزدرٍ…
in Korean 경멸하는…
in Portuguese desdenhoso…
in Catalan despectiu…
in Japanese 軽蔑的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻蔑的,轻视的,鄙视的…
in Turkish aşağılayıcı, horgören, küçümseyen…
in Russian презрительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕蔑的,輕視的,鄙視的…
in Italian sprezzante…
in Polish pogardliwy…
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