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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. despreciativo
The workers walked out on strike to protest the boss's contemptuous attitude toward women.Los trabajadores fueron a la huelga para protestar contra la actitud despreciativa del jefe hacia las mujeres.
b. despectivo
Alexa gave her husband a contemptuous look when he showed up late to the family dinner.Alexa le lanzó una mirada despectiva a su marido cuando se presentó tarde a la cena familiar.
c. desdeñoso
The soldier was disciplined for using contemptuous words against the president.El soldado fue disciplinado por usar palabras desdeñosas contra el presidente.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. despreciativo(a)
to be contemptuous ofmostrar desprecio hacia
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contemptuous [kənˈtemptjʊəs]
[+person] desdeñoso;of con; [+manner] despreciativo; desdeñoso; [+gesture] despectivo
to be contemptuous of desdeñar; menospreciar
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