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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contemptuously mean? 

  The adverb CONTEMPTUOUSLY has 1 sense:

1. without respect; in a disdainful manner

  Familiarity information: CONTEMPTUOUSLY used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1contemptuously [BACK TO TOP]


Without respect; in a disdainful manner


contemptuously; contumeliously; scornfully; disdainfully

Context example:

she spoke of him contemptuously


contemptuous (expressing extreme contempt)

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