Meaning of “contemptuous” in the English Dictionary

"contemptuous" in British English

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contemptuousadjective

uk /kənˈtemp.tʃu.əs/ us /kənˈtemp.tʃu.əs/

(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 senior members of the Senate, he was openly contemptuous of its junior members.

(Definition of “contemptuous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)