contemptuously vs scornfully what difference

what is difference between contemptuously and scornfully

English

Etymology

From contemptuous +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈtɛmp.tʃu.əs.li/, /kənˈtɛmp.tju.əs.li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈtɛmp.tʃu.əs.li/

Adverb

contemptuously (comparative more contemptuously, superlative most contemptuously)

  1. In a disrespectful or discourteous manner; condescendingly.
    He argued with the judge contemptuously, showing no respect or remorse for his actions.
    • 1986, Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure, Volume 3, page 36
      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.

Synonyms

  • (in a disrespectful manner): condescendingly, disdainfully, disrespectfully

Related terms

  • contempt
  • contemptuous

Translations



English

Etymology

scornful +‎ -ly

Adverb

scornfully (comparative more scornfully, superlative most scornfully)

  1. In a scornful manner.

Translations


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