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contemptuous

con·temp·tu·ous

contemptuous

 
pronunciation:
kn temp chu s
part of speech: adjective
definition: feeling or expressing contempt; scornful.
He lacked education himself and was contemptuous of his wife's decision to go back to school.
synonyms:
contumelious, disdainful, scornful
similar words:
cynical, derisive, dirty, haughty, insolent, supercilious
derivations: contemptuously (adv.), contemptuousness (n.)