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"What does Contempt Mean in English"

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Definition of Contempt

the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
the state of being despised; dishonor; disgrace.
  1. willful disobedience to or open disrespect for the rules or orders of a court (contempt of court) or legislative body.
  2. an act showing such disrespect.

Contempt Example in a sentance

Example Sentences for contempt

Al's anger and contempt were so great that he had lost all sense of discretion.

That she regarded him with contempt and irritation was as well known.

So they said I was in contempt, and they took and put me into the Fleet.

The bear walked on, looking at them now and then, but seeming to treat them with contempt.

She scanned the dejected-looking Gray with something like glances of contempt.

The older observed his trembling hand with a smile of contempt.

I understood the contempt felt by the man of action for the man of words.

There was a look of contempt in her eyes which they did not choose to see.

There is an assumption of superiority, and often a manifestation of contempt.

In the early Eighties little had been written of him except in contempt or ridicule.

History of Contempt

Word Origin & History

contempt 1390s, from L. contemptus "scorn," pp. of contemnere, from com- intens. prefix + temnere "to slight, scorn," of uncertain origin. Phrase contempt of court is attested from 19c., though the idea is several centuries older.

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