Contemptuous

Definition of Contemptuous

Con`temp´tu`ous
a.1.Manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful.
A proud, contemptuous behavior.
- Hammond.
Savage invective and contemptuous sarcasm.
- Macaulay.
Rome . . . entertained the most contemptuous opinion of the Jews.
- Atterbury.

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