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1. contempt

noun. ['kənˈtɛmpt'] lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.

Synonyms

  • scorn
  • despite
  • dislike

Antonyms

  • inclination
  • approval
  • approve
  • like

Etymology

  • contemptus (Latin)
  • contemnere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Contempt

  • unkempt
  • exempt
  • attempt

Example sentences of the word contempt


1. Noun, singular or mass
Those who do not pay the fine ordered by the court will be found in contempt of the court.

Quotes containing the word contempt


1. The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.
- Socrates

2. Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.
- Martin Freeman

3. No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- G.K. Chesterton

2. contempt

noun. ['kənˈtɛmpt'] a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous.

Synonyms

  • discourtesy
  • rudeness

Antonyms

  • civility
  • graciousness
  • politeness

Etymology

  • contemptus (Latin)
  • contemnere (Latin)

3. contempt

noun. ['kənˈtɛmpt'] a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body.

Synonyms

  • contempt of court
  • contempt of Congress
  • noncompliance

Antonyms

  • compliance
  • accept
  • love
  • admire

Etymology

  • contemptus (Latin)
  • contemnere (Latin)

4. contempt

noun. ['kənˈtɛmpt'] open disrespect for a person or thing.

Synonyms

  • sneer
  • fleer
  • discourtesy
  • disrespect
  • leer

Antonyms

  • respect
  • esteem
  • friendliness
  • Anglophilia

Etymology

  • contemptus (Latin)
  • contemnere (Latin)
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