[kuh n-temp-choo-uh s] /kənˈtɛmp tʃu əs/
showing or expressing or disdain; scornful; disrespectful.
when predicative, often foll by of. showing or feeling contempt; disdainful
1590s, from Latin contemptus (see contempt). Related: Contemptuously.
- Consumer unit
noun a box of electrical fuses or breakers, usually arranged in a single row Examples A consumer unit fitted with just fuses is often referred to as a “fuse box”. a household or other group considered to be an economic unit; an entity that makes spending decisions Examples Average annual expenditures per consumer unit, which […]
- Consumer terrorism
noun 1. the practice of introducing dangerous substances to foodstuffs or other consumer products, esp to extort money from the manufacturers
- Consumer society
noun a community in which the buying and selling of mass-produced goods and services is promoted through mass media and is the dominant economic activity Examples The newly published book says that renewable energy cannot sustain a consumer society. Word Origin by 1920
noun 1. a boycott of a product by consumers, often in protest over a raise in its price.