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contemptuous

adjective

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1 feeling or showing open dislike for someone or something regarded as undeserving of respect or concern
  • loutish tourists who are contemptuous of the ways and traditions of their host countries

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The first known use of contemptuous was in 1574

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“Contemptuous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contemptuous. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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