contemptuously


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con·temp·tu·ous

 (kən-tĕmp′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.

con·temp′tu·ous·ly adv.
con·temp′tu·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.contemptuously - without respect; in a disdainful manner; "she spoke of him contemptuously"
Translations
بِازدِراء، بِاستِخفاف،بِاستِهانه
opovržlivě
foragteligthånligt
meî fyrirlitningu
kibirletepeden bakarak

contemptuously

[kənˈtemptjʊəslɪ] ADVdesdeñosamente, con desprecio

contemptuously

[kənˈtɛmptʃuəsli] adv [say] → avec mépris

contemptuously

adv say, look, laugh, spitverächtlich

contemptuously

[kənˈtɛmptjʊəslɪ] advcon disprezzo, sprezzantemente

contempt

(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
References in classic literature ?
I remembered her tripping briskly about the dining-room on her high heels, carrying a big trayful of dishes, glancing rather pertly at the spruce travelling men, and contemptuously at the scrubby ones-- who were so afraid of her that they didn't dare to ask for two kinds of pie.
Almost at the same instant, the rattling sound of the rifle was heard, as he suffered it to fall, contemptuously, to the earth.
His long abode in foreign parts, moreover, and familiarity with many of the castles and ancestral halls of England, and the marble palaces of Italy, had caused him to look contemptuously at the House of the Seven Gables, whether in point of splendor or convenience.
Second: It is a little significant, that while one sperm whale only fights another sperm whale with his head and jaw, nevertheless, in his conflicts with man, he chiefly and contemptuously uses his tail.
By and by one of these rises painfully, and "stretches"--stretches fists and body heavenward till she raises her heels from the floor, at the same time refreshing herself with a yawn of such comprehensiveness that the bulk of her face disappears behind her upper lip and one is able to see how she is constructed inside--then she slowly closes her cavern, brings down her fists and her heels, comes languidly forward, contemplates you contemptuously, draws you a glass of hot water and sets it down where you can get it by reaching for it.
That is to say," cried Marianne contemptuously, "he has told you, that in the East Indies the climate is hot, and the mosquitoes are troublesome.
The otherwise immovable Miss Murdstone laughed contemptuously in one short syllable.
She laughed contemptuously, pushed me out, and locked the gate upon me.
Miss Wilson now set down the man as one of those keen, half-witted country fellows, contemptuously styled originals, who unintentionally make themselves popular by flattering the sense of sanity in those whose faculties are better adapted to circumstances.
I thought you said you knowed the rules," returned Silver contemptuously.
And thus he continued on, while my colour came and went several times, with indignation, to hear our noble country, the mistress of arts and arms, the scourge of France, the arbitress of Europe, the seat of virtue, piety, honour, and truth, the pride and envy of the world, so contemptuously treated.
I was thankful when the morning light appeared, and when I judged by the silence that the serpents had retreated to their dens I came tremblingly out of my cave and wandered up and down the valley once more, kicking the diamonds contemptuously out of my path, for I felt that they were indeed vain things to a man in my situation.