Contemptuous Synonyms and Antonyms

kən-tĕmp'cho͝o-əs

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Synonyms for Contemptuous

Not caring enough about something important.
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Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy.
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The definition of condescending is acting in a way that shows a superior attitude.
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(Archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.
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Containing insult, or having the intention of insulting.
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The definition of arrogant is someone who is full of self-worth or self-importance and who tells and shows that they have a feeling of superiority over others.
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Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.
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Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
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The definition of sardonic is acting in a mocking or sarcastic way to put someone down.
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Tending to reject.
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The definition of cynical is having a belief that people only do things to serve their own needs.
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Antonyms for Contemptuous

The definition of humble is someone who knows they are not perfect.
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Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
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arrogant, insolent
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Words Related to Contemptuous

Filled with or showing scorn or contempt
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Showing scorn and disrespect toward (someone or something)
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Find another word for contemptuous. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contemptuous, like: scornful, cavalier, disdainful, condescending, contumelious, insulting, hypocritical, arrogant, on-one-s-high-horse, derisive and haughty.