Definition Contempt

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Definition

contempt: scorn, disdain, disrespect, disregard
noun
My mother-in-law always greets me with contempt. She has always hated me and it shows.
contemptuous scornful, arrogant, sneering, insulting

Pronunciation examples
UK: I will hold you in contempt of court.
US: My mother-in-law always greets me with contempt.

Examples

  • "It then became infected after he refused medical attention, citing his lifelong contempt for modern medicine."
  • "In spite of my blinding rage and abiding contempt for you, my yoga guru has advised me that expressing myself to you via a letter may prove therapeutic, which is why I am penning the present missive from my retreat, high atop the Himalayan peaks."

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