adverb see contemptible

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Contemptibly — Con*tempt i*bly, adv. In a contemptible manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contemptibly — contemptible ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving contempt. DERIVATIVES contemptibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • contemptibly — See contemptibility. * * * …   Universalium

  • contemptibly — adverb In a contemptible manner …   Wiktionary

  • contemptibly — adv. disdainfully, scornfully; despicably, detestably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contemptibly — con·tempt·ibly …   English syllables

  • contemptibly — adverb in a manner deserving contempt • Derived from adjective: ↑contemptible …   Useful english dictionary

  • petty — petty, puny, trivial, trifling, paltry, measly, picayunish, picayune mean little and insignificant, often contemptibly so. Something is petty which by comparison with other things the same in kind but different in size, importance, gravity, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Despicably — Des pi*ca*bly, adv. In a despicable or mean manner; contemptibly; as, despicably stingy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measly — mea sly (m[=e] zly), a. 1. Infected with measles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Containing larval tapeworms; said of pork and beef. [1913 Webster] 3. Contemptibly small in quantity; meager; absurdly insufficient or bad; as, a measly few dollars… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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