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The synonyms of “Contemptuous” are: disdainful, insulting, scornful, disrespectful, insolent, full of contempt
Contemptuous as an Adjective
Definitions of "Contemptuous" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “contemptuous” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Expressing extreme contempt.
- Showing contempt; scornful.
Synonyms of "Contemptuous" as an adjective (6 Words)
|disdainful||Showing contempt or lack of respect.|
Some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines.
|disrespectful||Exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous.|
A deeply disrespectful attitude towards women.
|full of contempt||Containing as much or as many as is possible or normal.|
|insolent||Unrestrained by convention or propriety.|
She hated the insolent tone of his voice.
|insulting||Expressing extreme contempt.|
|scornful||Feeling or expressing contempt or derision.|
The opposition were scornful of the Prime Minister s proposal.
Usage Examples of "Contemptuous" as an adjective
- She was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race.
Associations of "Contemptuous" (30 Words)
|abusive||Extremely offensive and insulting.|
An abusive relationship.
|curt||Brief and to the point; effectively cut short.|
A response so curt as to be almost rude.
|discourteous||Lacking social graces.|
A distant and at times discourteous young.
|dismissive||Feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration.|
They took dismissive action after the third violation.
|disrespectful||Neither feeling nor showing respect.|
Remarks disrespectful of the law.
|flippant||Showing inappropriate levity.|
A flippant remark.
|frivolity||Lack of seriousness; light-heartedness.|
A night of fun and frivolity.
|immodest||Lacking humility or decency.|
Brash immodest boasting.
It would have been impolite to refuse.
|impropriety||The condition of being improper.|
She was scandalized at the impropriety of the question.
|impudent||Improperly forward or bold.|
An impudent boy given to insulting strangers.
|indelicate||Lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct.|
An indelicate remark.
|indignity||An affront to one’s dignity or self-esteem.|
The indignity of needing financial help.
|insolent||Marked by casual disrespect.|
The modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress.
|insult||A thing so worthless or contemptible as to be offensive.|
The present offer is an absolute insult.
|insulting||Disrespectful or scornfully abusive.|
|irreverent||Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.|
She is irreverent about the whole business of politics.
|mocking||Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule.|
Her mocking smile.
|pejorative||Expressing contempt or disapproval.|
Permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term.
|rude||Belonging to an early stage of technical development characterized by simplicity and often crudeness.|
Isabel had always been in rude health.
|rudely||In an impolite manner.|
A stream of light in my eyes rudely awakened me.
|sarcastic||Expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds.|
I think they re being sarcastic.
|scornful||Expressing extreme contempt.|
|slander||A false and malicious spoken statement.|
I ve had just about all I can stomach of your slanders.
|sneering||The action of smiling or speaking in a contemptuous or mocking manner.|
He made a sneering comment about their closeness.
|snide||(of a person) devious and underhand.|
Snide remarks about my mother.
A teasing and persistent thought annoyed him.
|uncivil||Lacking civility or good manners- Willa Cather.|
Want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue.
|uninterested||Having no care or interest in knowing.|
An uninterested voice.
|withering||Making light of- W.S.Gilbert.|
Protective cover to escape withering heat.