Contemptuousness Con*temp"tu*ous*ness, n. Disposition to or manifestion of contempt; insolence; haughtiness. [1913 Webster]

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  • contemptuousness — contemptuous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing contempt. DERIVATIVES contemptuously adverb contemptuousness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • contemptuousness — con·temp·tu·ous·ness …   English syllables

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  • Contumely — Con tu*me*ly, n. [L. contumelia, prob. akin to contemnere to despise: cf. OF. contumelie. Cf. {Contumacy}.] Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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