Definition of Contemptuously

1. Adverb. Without respect; in a disdainful manner. "She spoke of him contemptuously"




Definition of Contemptuously

1. adv. In a contemptuous manner; with scorn or disdain; despitefully.

Definition of Contemptuously

1. Adverb. In a disrespectful or discourteous manner; condescendingly. ¹

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Definition of Contemptuously

1. [adv]

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Literary usage of Contemptuously

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1. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"said Gwendolen, rather contemptuously. " Perdition catch my soul if I love him." " No, of course ; papa, I think, would not wish it. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... after they had been tasted by those bloody fanatics, were mixed with barley, and contemptuously thrown to the unclean animals of the city. ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"... they would scarcely have spoken of the phrase so contemptuously, one of them even calling it a vulgarism. I would refer them in particular to 2 Kings, ..."

4. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... adjourns—Arnold lauds and advances on Richmond—Governor's Measures and Personal Movements—Arnold enters Richmond—Hte Proposals^ contemptuously ..."

5. The Mining Magazine (1854)
"... been contemptuously neglected ; and wherever their gold lode has been exposed to the atmosphere for many years, let them work up that, and .extract all ..."

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