- The definition of contemptuous is someone who is full of hatred for someone or something.
An example of contemptuous is how white supremacists feel about people of color.
Two people look at each other in a contemptuous manner.
contemptuous definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Midieval Latin contemptuosus
contemptuous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- con·tempˈtu·ous·ly adverb
- con·tempˈtu·ous·ness noun