adverb see contemptuous

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  • Contemptuously — Con*temp tu*ous*ly, adv. In a contemptuous manner; with scorn or disdain; despitefully. [1913 Webster] The apostles and most eminent Christians were poor, and used contemptuously. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contemptuously — adverb /kənˈtɛmp.tʃu.ə,kənˈtɛmp.tju.ə,kənˈtɛmp.tʃu.ə In a disrespectful or discourteous manner; condescendingly. He argued with the judge contemptuously, showing no respect or remorse for his actions. Syn: condescendingly,… …   Wiktionary

  • contemptuously — adv. Contemptuously is used with these verbs: ↑dismiss, ↑snort …   Collocations dictionary

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

  • contemptuously — adverb without respect; in a disdainful manner (Freq. 1) she spoke of him contemptuously • Syn: ↑disdainfully, ↑scornfully, ↑contumeliously • Derived from adjective: ↑contumelious ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • contemptuously — See contemptuous. * * * …   Universalium

  • contemptuously — adv. disdainfully, abhorrently, scornfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contemptuously — con·temp·tu·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • contemptuously — See: contemptuous …   English dictionary

  • contemptuous — contemptuously, adv. contemptuousness, n. /keuhn temp chooh euhs/, adj. showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful. [1520 30; < L contemptu , s. of contemptus CONTEMPT + OUS] Syn. disdainful, sneering, insolent, arrogant, supercilious,… …   Universalium

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