Synonym: disdainful, insulting, scornful. Similar words: contempt, sumptuous, presumptuous, tempestuous, contemplate, contemporary, voluptuous, contretemps. Meaning: [-tjʊəs] adj. expressing extreme contempt.
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(1) He's openly contemptuous of all the major political parties.
(2) Benedict threw her a contemptuous glance.
(3) She's contemptuous of my humble background.
(4) He felt people were contemptuous of his lack of sophistication.
(5) He was utterly contemptuous of her efforts.
(6) You're contemptuous of everything I do.
(7) He was openly contemptuous of his elder brother.
(8) They were openly contemptuous of my suggestions.
(9) She returned her opponent's serve with contemptuous ease.
(10) She gave a contemptuous little laugh.
(11) He threw it away with a contemptuous gesture.
(12) Canete's mouth twisted in a contemptuous sneer.
(13) She gave him a contemptuous look.
(14) Her voice sounded almost contemptuous.
(15) He was very contemptuous of 'popular' writers[sentencedict .com], whom he described as having no talent.
(16) The company has shown a contemptuous disregard for Henry's complaints.
(17) He was openly contemptuous of supply-side theories.
(18) The President, once contemptuous of flattery, now submitted to it; enjoyed it, even.
(19) She would even have preferred more of his contemptuous accusations to this present chilling remoteness.
(20) Both were ambitious, leery of intellectuals, and contemptuous of liberals, whom they thought were hypocrites.
(21) And why had he been so angry and contemptuous, so scathing about her broken engagement?
(22) The ruling was contemptuous of Microsoft's appeals for more time and of its behaviour during the 79-day trial.
(23) Until recently,(sentencedict.com) Dole was openly contemptuous of the supply side economics espoused by Kemp and other conservatives.
(24) It was a contemptuous sop of a clue, something they thought they could afford, but it might be useful.
(25) Contemptuous of the risks, she ran into the burning building.
(26) They would begin with ready and contemptuous agreement that they are not on the welfare rolls.
(27) One part of me was contemptuous of the scribblers continually rescuing the world with their paper prescriptions.
(28) Later, when my mind is rearranged, their expressions will come to seem contemptuous; even malevolent.
(29) Just who did he think he was with that arrogant, contemptuous expression on his face?
(30) Williams's father started out poor, made a fortune the hard way, and was contemptuous of his spoon-fed children.
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