Examples from the Web for contemptuous
But then he gave the game away, with a turn of phrase that promptly made its way into headlines and contemptuous write-ups.
With the money came the filth, and the contemptuous lewdness you see in the film are based on actual claims in the book.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs|Jimmy So|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You quickly become bored by and contemptuous of everyone, up to the president himself.
Asked if he might write 1,000 words a day, an honorable pace, he was contemptuous: “I can write 1,000 words in my sleep.”
A parallel, insular society evolves, dependent on the outside world and contemptuous of its values.
Contemptuous of "external good," it seeks its own counsel and obeys the mandates of its own spirit.Heroes in Peace|John Haynes Holmes
She on her part did not flinch, but returned my look with one both haughty and contemptuous.Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood|George MacDonald
“His big play for sympathy fell flat,” said King, with a contemptuous laugh.The Rustler of Wind River|G. W. Ogden
He has even caught the contemptuous, frank trick of his master, and was hardly at the pains to be a hypocrite.The Last Miracle|M. P. Shiel
They have my sincere sympathy for being caught in such dubious company, replied Bobby with a contemptuous smile.The Making of Bobby Burnit|George Randolph Chester
British Dictionary definitions for contemptuous
Word Origin and History for contemptuous
1590s, from Latin contemptus (see contempt). Related: Contemptuously.