|part of speech:
||feeling or expressing contempt; scornful.
He lacked education himself and was contemptuous of his wife's decision to go back to school.
- contumelious, disdainful, scornful
- similar words:
- cynical, derisive, dirty, haughty, insolent, supercilious
||acrid, arrogant, cavalier, defiant, offensive, quizzical, sardonic, superior
||contemptuously (adv.), contemptuousness (n.)