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Dérivé de contemptuous avec le suffixe -ly utilisé pour former les adverbes.

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contemptuously \kən.ˈtɛmp.tʃu.ə\

  1. Avec mépris.
    • He argued with the judge contemptuously, showing no respect or remorse for his actions.
    • They haven’t no more philosophy nor political economy about 'em than that,' said the beadle, snapping his fingers contemptuously. — (Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, 1867, chapitre 4)
    • Under the statute an individual who "publicly mutilates, tramples upon, defaces or treats contemptuously the flag of the United States […] " was subject to criminal liability. — (Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure, 1986, volume 3‎, page 36)
    • The girl looked at Onisi contemptuously, then laughed jeeringly. He was then six years old and didn't know how to speak in English so he couldn't understand what she was saying but he sensed that it was derogatory. — (Joseph Veramo, Moving through the Streets: A Novel‎, 1994, page 39)

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