contemptuously

contemptuous

[kuhn-temp-choo-uhs]
adjective
showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin contemptu-, stem of contemptus contempt + -ous

contemptuously, adverb
contemptuousness, noun
half-contemptuous, adjective
half-contemptuously, adverb
noncontemptuous, adjective
noncontemptuously, adverb
noncontemptuousness, noun
uncontemptuous, adjective
uncontemptuously, adverb
uncontemptuousness, noun

contemptible, contemptuous.


disdainful, sneering, insolent, arrogant, supercilious, haughty.


respectful.
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contemptuous (kənˈtɛmptjʊəs)
 
adj (when predicative, often foll by of)
showing or feeling contempt; disdainful
 
con'temptuously
 
adv
 
con'temptuousness
 
n

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contemptuous
1520s, from L. contemptus (see contempt). Related: Contemptuously.
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