Definition of contemptuousness in English:

contemptuousness

noun

  • See contemptuous

    • ‘Their contemptuousness colors the debate anyway, especially in the press.’
    • ‘His reaction is to confront John, who encouraged this evangelistic initiative, with the racist and contemptuousness of its approach.’
    • ‘This apolitical predisposition to mock precisely the kinds of people who'll actually pay to watch this kind of film is the height of contemptuousness.’
    • ‘First, women should try to present their complaints in a calm way: Research shows that men are more likely to listen if their partners tone down hostility and avoid contemptuousness.’
    • ‘I guess that tells us a great deal about the sort of thinking that resides within the Government - a certain contemptuousness about parliamentary procedure.’

Pronunciation

contemptuousness

/kənˈtɛmptʃʊəsnəs/