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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.
After all, the proportion of revolutions that came anywhere near to realizing the aspirations of their inaugurators is contemptibly small.
Which means the taxpayer is subsidising those companies which get away with paying contemptibly low wages.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon showed himself up contemptibly as outright partisan as to condone disproportionate Israeli bloodshed of the Gazans on the specious plea of self-defense while condemning Hamas for missiles' firing.
As does the term "denier'' -- an echo of Holocaust denial, contemptibly suggesting the malevolent rejection of an established historical truth.
From Alec Baldwin as her contemptibly corporate former husband to Bobby Cannavale as the working-class oafish boyfriend of her sister Ginger, the other characters are typical Allen caricatures.
Does this mean that the current Tory-LibDem government intends to scandalously waste the time of the members of the Silk Commission (and substantial cost incurred) in the same way as the previous Labour government totally and contemptibly disregarded the work and recommendations of the Richard Commission on pretty well the same issues?
Culture Minister TB Ekanayake said that police officers had contemptibly devalued traditional weddings in a devoutly Buddhist country.