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Contemptibly

kənˈtemp.tə.bli

Meanings of Contemptibly:

adverb

In a way that deserves no respect

Usage examples:

Sometimes he was contemptibly childish., i know i've behaved badly, contemptibly.

Contempts

kənˈtɛm(p)t

Meanings of Contempts:

noun

The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.

Usage examples:

Pam stared at the girl with total contempt

Meanings of Contemptuous:

adjective

Showing contempt; scornful.

Usage examples:

She was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race

Contemptuously

kənˈtemp.tʃu.əs.li

Meanings of Contemptuously:

adverb

In a scornful way that shows disdain.

Usage examples:

He contemptuously dismisses his son's work

Contend

kənˈtend

Meanings of Contend:

verb

Struggle to surmount (a difficulty).

Usage examples:

She had to contend with his uncertain temper

Contend-with

kənˈtend

Meanings of Contend-with:

phrasal verb

To try to deal with a difficult situation or person

Usage examples:

At the age of nine he had to contend with the death of both parents.

Contended

kənˈtend

Meanings of Contended:

verb

Struggle to surmount (a difficulty).

Usage examples:

She had to contend with his uncertain temper

Contender

kənˈtɛndə

Meanings of Contender:

noun

A person or group competing with others to achieve something.

Usage examples:

The major contenders in the football championship

Meanings of Contendere:

noun

In a court of law, a situation in which someone does not make an argument or explanation that can be used to prove that they are guilty of something

Usage examples:

A defendant may enter a plea of nolo contendere, in which he does not accept or deny responsibility…

Contenders

kənˈtɛndə

Meanings of Contenders:

noun

A person or group competing with others to achieve something.

Usage examples:

The major contenders in the football championship

Contending

kənˈtend

Meanings of Contending:

verb

Struggle to surmount (a difficulty).

Usage examples:

She had to contend with his uncertain temper

Meanings of Contends:

verb

Struggle to surmount (a difficulty).

Usage examples:

She had to contend with his uncertain temper

Content

kənˈtent

Meanings of Content:

adjective

In a state of peaceful happiness.

Usage examples:

He seemed more content, less bitter
verb

Satisfy (someone).

Usage examples:

Nothing would content her apart from going off to barcelona
noun

A state of satisfaction.

Usage examples:

The greater part of the century was a time of content

Meanings of Contented:

adjective

Feeling or expressing happiness or satisfaction.

Usage examples:

I felt warm and contented
verb

Satisfy (someone).

Usage examples:

Nothing would content her apart from going off to barcelona

Contentedly

kənˈten.tɪd.li

Meanings of Contentedly:

adverb

In a way that expresses happiness or satisfaction.

Usage examples:

He sighed contentedly

Contenting

kənˈtent

Meanings of Contenting:

verb

Satisfy (someone).

Usage examples:

Nothing would content her apart from going off to barcelona
adjective

In a state of peaceful happiness.

Usage examples:

He seemed more content, less bitter
noun

A state of satisfaction.

Usage examples:

The greater part of the century was a time of content

Contention

kənˈten.ʃən

Meanings of Contention:

noun

Heated disagreement.

Usage examples:

The captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries

Contentions

kənˈten.ʃən

Meanings of Contentions:

noun

Heated disagreement.

Usage examples:

The captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries

Contentious

kənˈten.ʃəs

Meanings of Contentious:

adjective

Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Usage examples:

A contentious issue

Contentiousness

kənˈten.ʃəs.nəs

Meanings of Contentiousness:

noun

The fact of being contentious (= causing or likely to cause disagreement)

Usage examples:

The debate highlights the contentiousness of the plan., the book's contentiousness is part of the r…

Contentment

kənˈtent.mənt

Meanings of Contentment:

noun

A state of happiness and satisfaction.

Usage examples:

He found contentment in living a simple life in the country

Contents

ˈkɒntɛnt

Meanings of Contents:

verb

Satisfy (someone).

Usage examples:

Nothing would content her apart from going off to barcelona
noun

A state of satisfaction.

Usage examples:

The greater part of the century was a time of content
adjective

In a state of peaceful happiness.

Usage examples:

He seemed more content, less bitter

Conterminous

kɒnˈtəːmɪnəs

Meanings of Conterminous:

adjective

Sharing a common boundary.

Usage examples:

The forty-eight conterminous united states

Contes

ˈkɒnteɪ

Meanings of Contes:

noun

A short story as a form of literary composition.

Usage examples:

One is the oral/written interface in the conte, in particular the stylistic and syntactic make-up o…

Contessa

kɒnˈtɛsə

Meanings of Contessa:

noun

An italian countess.

Usage examples:

The dish is carpaccio of beef, a plate of trimmed sirloin sliced wafer thin and dressed with a jack…

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