contemptuous[kən temp′c̸ho̵̅o̅ əs]
Two people look at each other in a contemptuous manner.
- 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.
Origin of contemptuousMedieval Latin contemptuosus
(comparative more contemptuous, superlative most contemptuous)