What is the meaning of contempt?


  • Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.
    • usage: "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
  • A manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous.
  • Open disrespect for a person or thing.
  • A willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). contempt. Retrieved January 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/contempt/definitions/1193736
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