contemptuous contemptuous  /kən ˈtɛmptʃu əs/


  • (adj) expressing extreme contempt


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  1. Caz College lawsuit over Christakos Field fence is heavy-handed, unfriendly, confrontational

    To the editor: Cazenovia College asked the state supreme court to reject a decision by the village zoning board of appeals requiring the college to seek approval to build a fence around its new turf field ... The attempt to evade review and push through the fence plan is unfriendly and confrontational, contemptuous both of abutting neighbors and the village at large.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Cazenovia Republican

  2. Gate City Musings Editorial got it wrong

    An interesting 'editorial' appeared the other day in the ever-thinning Nashua paper. The editorial accused former Gate City Ward 4 Alderman ial accused former Gate City Ward 4 Alderman Marc Plamondon of being racist and, believe it or not, his being contemptuous of folks living in the Tree Streets area. Marc's comments regarding all-night parking on some of the city's narrowest streets were ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader


  1. "It is apparent that this White House is contemptuous of the Congress and feels that it does not have to explain itself to anyone," Leahy, D-Vt., said in prepared remarks. "I urge Ms. Taylor not to follow the White House down this path."
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Forbes

  2. "Pardon my seething contemptuous tone but ladies, you KNOW if you were pregnant and you felt you were expanding uncontrollably by the moment as a result and the worldwide media started badgering and harassing you for it, plastering you everywhere in...
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Lisa Marie Presley Source: Reuters UK

  3. "What we've got here is an empty chair. I mean, that is as contemptuous as anybody can be of the government," said Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. "I resent the fact that this lady is not here."
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Steve Cohen Source: Guardian Unlimited

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