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Related to contemptibly: scornfully


1. Deserving of contempt; despicable.
2. Obsolete Contemptuous.

con·tempt′i·bil′i·ty, con·tempt′i·ble·ness n.
con·tempt′i·bly adv.
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Adv.1.contemptibly - in a manner deserving contempt
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(kənˈtempt) noun
1. very low opinion; scorn. She spoke with utter contempt of her husband's behaviour.
2. disregard for the law.
conˈtemptible adjective
deserving contempt. His behaviour was contemptible.
conˈtemptibly adverb
conˈtemptuous (-tʃuəs) adjective
showing contempt. a contemptuous sneer.
conˈtemptuously adverb
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Much might be ruminated here, concerning the essential dignity of this regal process, because in common life we esteem but meanly and contemptibly a fellow who anoints his hair, and palpably smells of that anointing.
I have more than once repented that I did not marry him myself; and were he but one degree less contemptibly weak I certainly should: but I must own myself rather romantic in that respect, and that riches only will not satisfy me.
Morris; you and I are not cursed with such a contemptibly common name as that
At the time of which we write, the Chamber did not meddle shabbily with the budget, as it does in the deplorable days in which we now live; it did not contemptibly reduce ministerial emoluments, nor save, as they say in the kitchen, the candle-ends; on the contrary, it granted to each minister taking charge of a public department an indemnity, called an "outfit.
He feels her superiority through every pore; he never before realised how absolutely inferior he is; he is abjectly polite, and contemptibly conciliatory; if a friend comes to see him, he eagerly praises her in case she should be listening behind the screen; he cannot call his soul his own, and, what is far more intolerable, neither is he sure that his body really belongs to him; he has read of ministering angels and the light touch of a woman's hand, but the day on which he can ring for his servant and put on his socks in private fills him with the same sort of wildness of joy that he felt as a homesick schoolboy at the end of his first term.
That stance looks contemptibly weak only if you assume that prayer is not an effective means of intervening in worldly affairs.
At the same time, Korea faces a challenge in terms of its cultural policy strategies of 'how to position itself as neither imperialistic nor contemptibly commercial' (Hong, 2014: 75).
Neill Blomkamp) whereby the contemptibly racist head of relocation operations becomes partially transmuted into an alien, discovers a functional spacecraft hidden beneath the floor of a shantytown shack (a space-time dislocation typical of the wild street), and barely escapes having his limbs consumed by cannibalistic Nigerian mafiosos eager to ingest his newfound power.
After all, the proportion of revolutions that came anywhere near to realizing the aspirations of their inaugurators is contemptibly small.
O royal blood, excellent blood, noble blood, blood of great price, why so contemptibly spilled?
Which means the taxpayer is subsidising those companies which get away with paying contemptibly low wages.
It's a salute to those who shed blood to bring democracy back, to the fighting young who will inherit a country blessed in abundant natural resources but contemptibly and unacceptably poor.