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Utter contempt in this style (4)


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'utter contempt' is the definition.
'hiss' can be an answer for 'utter' (hissing is a kind of uttering). I'm not certain of the 'contempt' bit.

'in this style' is the wordplay.
'in' indicates a hidden word.
'HISS' is hidden within 'this style'.

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(Other definitions for hiss that I've seen before include "Sound of escaping gas" , "Show disapproval" , "Audio interference" , "Make sibilant sound like snake" , "Sibilant sound made through the teeth" .)

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