contempt, disdain, scorn, despitenoun
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
"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
The state of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain.
The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
Contempt is a pattern of attitudes and behaviour, often towards an individual or group, but sometimes towards an ideology, which has the characteristics of disgust and anger.The word originated in 1393, from the Latin word contemptus meaning "scorn". It is the past participle of contemnere and from com- intensive prefix + temnere "to slight, scorn". Contemptuous appeared in 1529.It is classified among Paul Ekman's seven basic emotions of contempt, anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise. Robert C. Solomon places contempt on the same continuum as resentment and anger, and he argues that the differences between the three are that resentment is anger directed towards a higher-status individual; anger is directed towards an equal-status individual; and contempt is anger directed towards a lower-status individual.
the act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn
the state of being despised; disgrace; shame
an act or expression denoting contempt
disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority
Contempt is a 1963 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian novel Il disprezzo [A Ghost at Noon]. 1954. OCLC 360548. by Alberto Moravia. It stars Brigitte Bardot.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-tempt′, n. scorn: disgrace: (law) disregard of the rules or an offence against the dignity of a court (with of, for).—ns. Contemptibil′ity, Contempt′ibleness.—adj. Contempt′ible, despicable.—adv. Contempt′ibly.—adj. Contempt′uous, haughty, scornful.—adv. Contempt′uously.—n. Contempt′uousness. [See Contemn.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'contempt' in Nouns Frequency: #2573
The numerical value of contempt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of contempt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Liberality attended with mild language; learning without pride; valour united with mercy; wealth accompanied with a generous contempt of it?these four qualities are with difficulty acquired.
Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.
Judge Sullivan went on to warn Geoffrey Klimas that Geoffrey Klimas was not immune from being held in contempt either. You're in a very difficult position, but you're walking out of court with your colleagues, that might not always be the case, okay ?
Congressman Cummings is planning to have more sham hearings, Barr, Wilbur Ross in contempt for not turning over documents related to the U.S. Census. As per usual, Democrats are abusing theirpower to turn the government into a weapon against political opponents.
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- احتقار, ازدراءArabic
- пренебрежение, неуважение, презрениеBulgarian
- ponížení, opovržení, despekt, pohrdání, přezíráníCzech
- Beamtenbeleidigung, Verachtung, Blamage, Schande, MißachtungGerman
- desgracia, desprecio, desacato, desdén, deshonra, vergüenzaSpanish
- kunniattomuus, halveksinta, ylenkatseFinnish
- outrage, méprisFrench
- fyrirlitning, óvirðingIcelandic
- 侮辱, 軽蔑, 侮蔑Japanese
- minachting, verachtingDutch
- obraza, pogarda, lekceważeniePolish
- desprezo, desdém, contempto, desacatoPortuguese
- презрение, пренебрежение, бесчестие, позор, неуважениеRussian
- nadutost, nadmenost, prezrivost, prezirSerbo-Croatian
- missnöje, misshag, missaktning, förakt, avsmakSwedish
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