showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful.

1520–30; < Latin contemptu-, stem of contemptus contempt + -ous

contemptuously, adverb
contemptuousness, noun
half-contemptuous, adjective
half-contemptuously, adverb
noncontemptuous, adjective
noncontemptuously, adverb
noncontemptuousness, noun
uncontemptuous, adjective
uncontemptuously, adverb
uncontemptuousness, noun

contemptible, contemptuous.

disdainful, sneering, insolent, arrogant, supercilious, haughty.

respectful. Unabridged
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contemptuous (kənˈtɛmptjʊəs)
adj (when predicative, often foll by of)
showing or feeling contempt; disdainful

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Word Origin & History

1520s, from L. contemptus (see contempt). Related: Contemptuously.
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Example sentences
They leave a troubling impression of an arrogant government, out of touch with
  its deputies and contemptuous of the popular mood.
The hatred that has generated in the minds of western leaders against the other
  nations is categorically contemptuous.
His reporters are as contemptuous of his readers as anybody around today.
Appellant's behavior did not amount to contemptuous behavior.
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