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Meaning & Definition of Contempt in English

English

Contempt

/kəntɛmpt/

noun

1. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

  • "He was held in contempt"
  • "The despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
    synonym:
  • contempt
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • despite

2. A manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

    synonym:
  • contempt
  • ,
  • disrespect

3. Open disrespect for a person or thing

    synonym:
  • contempt
  • ,
  • scorn

4. A willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

    synonym:
  • contempt

Examples of using

Her behavior is beneath contempt.