AskDefine | Define contemptuously

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contemptuously adv : without respect; in a disdainful manner; "she spoke of him contemptuously" [syn: disdainfully, scornfully, contumeliously, showing contempt]

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  • /kʌnˈtɛmpʧuəsli/
  • /kVn"tEmptSu@sli/


  1. In a contemptuous manner; condescendingly.
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