Translation of contemptuous in Spanish:


despectivo, adj.

Pronunciation /kənˈtɛmptʃuəs/ /kənˈtɛm(p)tʃʊəs/

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    to be contemptuous of sth/sb despreciar / desdeñar algo/a algn
    • Has any country ever had a more arrogant, insolent, contemptuous leader than we have?
    • The problem lies in a deeply disrespectful, even contemptuous, attitude towards women.
    • They should be made to pay for their contemptuous and arrogant behaviour.
    • He lacks the cold, contemptuous arrogance that would make Elizabeth - and us - hate him.
    • He was contemptuous and sneering in pointing out that we were in the wrong carriage.
    • He evaluates the host culture from his own perspective and approaches it with a condescending or even contemptuous attitude.
    • His bitter frown transformed itself into a sneer and then a contemptuous smile.
    • Even when you're contemptuous of such behavior, it is a fact of life.
    • There was the abiding desire that they shouldn't play beneath themselves, be dishonourable or contemptuous of others.
    • Imagine then how easy it would be to become bitter, resentful, contemptuous, angry and revengeful?
    • It is contemptuous in the extreme, and such comments make it almost impossible to respond in a civilised fashion.
    • Savagery and barbarism were contemptuous expressions used by ‘civilised’ people.
    • The kids themselves flout this rule with contemptuous ease, but if a teacher catches them, they might well be in for it.
    • He is ferociously contemptuous of people who distort the meaning of a document or the argument of a book or use the past as an adventure playground.
    • They are also vaguely contemptuous of his beady-eyed negotiations regarding fees and wardrobe allowances.
    • Most of the men seem to be intimidated by her, or at least, contemptuous of her because she's disingenuous.
    • They are either totally ignorant or contemptuous of the fundamentals of a civilised judicial system.
    • They are contemptuous of fundamental human rights and jealous of any source of power apart from their own.
    • He was contemptuous of me for reminding him about reading the instructions - he didn't see the relevance.
    • Those who aren't openly contemptuous often dismiss it as hilariously freakish.