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Synonyms for contemptuous
kənˈtɛmp tʃu əscon·temp·tu·ous

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  1. contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornfuladjective

    expressing extreme contempt

    haughty, disdainful, swaggering, overbearing, prideful, imperious, scornful, supercilious, lordly, insulting, sniffy


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  1. contemptuousadjective

    insolent, scornful, disdainful, supercilious, haughty

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  1. contemptuousadjective

    disdainful, supercilious, scornful, insolent, flouting, cynical, contumelious, haughty

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  1. List of paraphrases for "contemptuous":

    derogatory, derisory

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  1. Jerry Nadler:

    We saw a witness instructed by the White House completely contemptuous of Congress who refused to answer relevant questions, just another instance of obstruction of Congress, and that's what article 3 of the Nixon impeachment was.

  2. Kaela Bedics:

    Though I acknowledge that Mike Adams has a first amendment right to the freedom of speech, I find Mike Adams tweets contemptuous and unbecoming of a university professor, i can appreciate the desire to focus on more right-wing work and expose students to these ideas in the university setting, but Mike Adams methods of exposing students to these ideas are, in my opinion, unethical, a means to encourage harassment and violence, and targeted at minorities, women, and members of the LGBTQIA + community.

  3. Jerry Nadler:

    The President says The President doesn't want people talking about certain things, but they have already talked about those things to Mueller and to others. So that means if there was any executive privilege it's been waived, you can not waive the privilege and then reassert it, so there is no legal excuse whatsoever... The only question is how long they will draw it out in court before the subpoena is followed, and how contemptuous of Congress this administration will be.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    Article 3 of Nixon's impeachment was obstruction of Congress, refusing to obey defined congressional subpoenas, pleading imaginary privilege, and obviously that's what The President has been doing. Richard Nixon wasn't foolish to say in advance that Richard Nixon's going to defy all congressional subpoenas... and today we saw a witness instructed by the White House completely contemptuous of Congress who refused to answer relevant questions. Just another instance of obstruction of Congress and that's what Article 3 of the Richard Nixon impeachment was.

  5. Dick Durbin:

    You are the nominee of President Donald John Trump. This is a President who has shown us consistently that President Donald John Trump is contemptuous of the rule of law, it's that President who has decided Dick Durbin are his man.

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  • مزدرArabic
  • презрителен, надмененBulgarian
  • pohrdavýCzech
  • desdeñosoSpanish
  • halveksuva, epäkunnioittava, halveksiva, halventavaFinnish
  • dédaigneux, méprisantFrench
  • sdegnoso, sprezzanteItalian
  • minachtingDutch
  • pogardliwyPolish
  • пренебрежительный, надменный, презрительныйRussian

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