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contempt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contempt

(noun) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Synonyms : despite , disdain , scorn
Example Sentence
  • he was held in contempt
  • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

(noun) a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
Synonyms : disrespect

(noun) open disrespect for a person or thing
Synonyms : scorn

(noun) a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contempt

CONTEMPT <> con (with) + TEMPER
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by cpinedo

temp: dislike things which are temporary
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by keyurpatel87

remind from phrase of Hindi movie"contempt of court "
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by saravpreet.302

con(kon)+ temp(temporary): "kon temporary kaam kiya", he said in contempt tone
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by rajat.baweja

camp wala tent.I dislike the camp wala tent.
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by nagendra.cse

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